Hotel Pena Montanesa
Travel Blogs from Ainsa
... pitch we found a bonus - good free wifi. the bad news is that the weather forecast is for rain for the foreseeable future!
We are not used to this - other than isolated storms we don't do rain!
We have made an executive decision - back down the gorge and France here we come!
The weather there is showery, but at least its better than here. The only alternative is back into deep ...
... lack of places to stop. In France there are Aires every 20 miles or so. We were nearly at Pamplona before we found somewhere to have lunch - luckily a scenic place with a view down over a plain.
We didn't like the look of Pamplona at all, a very large city.
We then took the A21 towards Jaca, another really scenic road ...
... the water must be freezing.
The clouds had started to gather and it started to rain. I spent five minutes putting on my waterproof jacket and trousers and covering my rucksack with its waterproof cover, convinced we were in for a deluge. John just carried on regardless. Two minutes later the rain stopped and I spent another five minutes divesting myself of my waterproofs. John looked smug!
Once back in the car park, we visited the information centre to ...
... Wednesday 4th June
We woke to sunshine and high temperatures (dare I say scorchio!!) so decided to do very little. After much pottering, we walked in to the village of Boltana to do some exploring and visit the Tourist Information office.
Boltana is along the same lines as Ainsa. The old town is perched on a hill so the streets are steep and narrow. It had a small chapel and ruined castle at the top of the town.
We found ...
... the car I shut the door in Neo's hands. Luckily he is a strong 7 year old and was okay after 20 minutes.
We arrived at the slopes and the very first thing I noticed at this place was they had different kinds of ski lifts that you stand up to get up the hill. I wanted to try and the first time I did I either pulled a muscle or pulled my arm out of socket. I fell so hard straight into the snow that my camera that was on my helmet fell off and I got ...