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... up through an obvious ski area and we reached the height of 2072m as we passed through the ski village of Bonaigua where its ski-lift was sitting idle and looking strangely out of place on this warm and sunny summers day.
This mountain is a haven for cyclists of both types. We passed many motorbikes whose riders must love the tight turns on both the ascent and descent as well as solo and groups of hardy bicyclists making their challenging way to the peak. We have noted ...
... Andorra La Vella. An amazing sensation - a large city crowded in on all sides by steep mountain sides, in an alpine gorge less than a kilometre wide. No hope of stopping and parking ( we had been forewarned by friend Miles) so we drove through. Then we decided to head for the hills and look for camp spot. We drove up and up, through "suburbia", and very well off suburbia at that; countless ...
... With hours to go before the Patum Completa we took the car up into the mountains for a return to the spectacularly placed Santuari de Queralt from where we were able to watch numerous Griffon Vultures at close quarter. The café in the sanctuary provided a decent and inexpensive lunch. I think I had lamb chops.
On the drive down we spotted what looked like a few orchids so we stopped the car and found several different species ...
... 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 ...
... who'd been here before.
I've described the cycle of La Patum in my 2013 blog entry so won't go into it in detail again but as usual it was in turn amusing, moving and exciting. The dance of the Eagle is still my favourite part and at close quarters the Salt de Plens is still pretty scary.
Our intention had been to call it a day after the first Salt de Plens because there is a big rearrangement of the crowd so it is possible ...