Travel Blogs from Engordany
... spotted John.
We had the electric heater on again this evening.
Sunday 1st June
The sun is out – hurrah
Today’s walk took us up the steep valley side behind our campsite to the Coll de Fogueruix (2180m according to John’s GPS). It was a pleasant climb through ancient pine trees. From the coll we could see the village of Espot, its ski station and mountains as well as the snow capped mountains stretching ...
... the river on a footbridge and found steps up to the road up to the old town.
This was very pretty and a Country fair was set up in the Square. Some Pyrenean Shepherds were having a sing song which we listened to for a while.
We then managed to find the path/steps leading up to the ...
... noticed big birds in the adjacent field - Storks!! About 7 or 8 picking amongst the old corn stalks. it wasn't long before they took off, whirled overhead a while and set off northwards. They must have arrived from Africa, using the same pass over the Pyrenees as we would be using.
We carried on, past Pamiers and Foix and arrived at Tarascon sur ...
Andorra is not a Schengen member, so any time we spend in Andorra is off the clock, and does not count towards our 90 days. Win!
Secondly, we had planned to ski in Europe. Originally we were thinking Switzerland or France, but Andorra, as it turns out, has really good skiing, is very cheap in comparison, and has a terrific English language ski school.
So, we decided to include a week in Andorra ...
... offered stunning views. Then exploring the cobbled alleyways below, so many loverly small shops and restaurants with so much character.
Later we started our drive to Andorra, a small monarchy right on the border of France and Spain. We were not impressed with the pouring rain, and shocked seeing cars driving towards us covered in snow. As we climbed the mountain the rain turned into snow, quickly covering the road.
Did our first drift in the van at low speeds, I ...