Hotel Sant Roc
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... yourself down the mountain. We all agree this was certainly a highlight. The park closed at 5pm so it was time to jump back in the car and head for home, but not before filling up at a cheap .899c/l.
The last two days have been fun and Kate has decided that Andorra is her favourite country so far and she will return to live when she is older. It must be something to do with the shopping and the modern buildings, she certainly is a city girl.
... television coverage, as the riders struggle up possibly the same roads we traversed today although I suspect zig-zagging roads are many in the large expanse that forms the combined Pyrenees.
It's somewhat surprising the Spanish didn't have a crack at tunnelling straight through the thickened bases of these mountains. But perhaps even Spanish excess has it limits (but I still bet they seriously considered the option).
We rose over two main ridges - the first ...
... S-bends everywhere but fabulous views. Lunch at a very windy viewpoint, where the temperature had dropped from 30 to 18 very quickly. Wild horses and domestic cattle grazing together, then goats on the way down. After lunch, ignored a "less than 3.5 tonne" sign and climbed to 2420 metres before meeting a sign that said "less than 2.5 metres tall". We were defeated and turned back. Then drove through ...
... the face and even though it wasn't a very good jacket (my 'Correfoc' was nowhere to be seen when we were packing) I decided to move down the slope and get a little closer this time - it was probably a combination of not getting burned the first time around and a couple of barejas that made me more courageous - although still not close enough to be actually in the dancing area. Again the lights went down and off we went.
The Salt de Plens lasts less then 5 minutes ...
... on roads with very little traffic. We spotted lots of Pyramidal Orchids on the roadsides in several places. They're not a rare flower in the UK but generally you have to go looking for them. Seeing them at the edge of a main road like this is not something we’re used to.
I turned the car around to get a few photographs of some particularly sturdy ones we'd passed and from the turnaround noticed a large bird about half a kilometre away. Through the binoculars ...