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Travel Blogs from Canillo
... the ball and throw the weirdly shaped ball towards Florian. The ball hits him, startling him, as it bounced off his head giving me a few precious seconds. I jump towards the water gun while doing a roll, as fast as I can. I push the air into the gun pushing pressure into the gun allowing me to spray the water contained inside the gun. I quickly duck behind a bush as Florian recovers from the ball hitting ...
... we were extremely lucky in Saint Savin to get one fine day when we ventured to Gavarnie to do the circuit walk. The views were breathtaking because we were much closer to the snow capped peaks in an ampitheatre. Our 5 hour walk involved a climb of 400 metres punctuated by thunder like noises as the snow drifts cascaded down, huge waterfalls , a timid squirrel and the most wonderful scerery along the vivid green valley. The air was so clear and the icy water ...
... 2332 metres. It was a tough walk but we were still secretly pleased we did it more quickly than the 3 hour 40 minutes estimated on the signpost.
We have taken to playing the altitude game each time we take a break. It’s very simple – we both guess what altitude we are at and then John gets the answer from his GPS. It beats the guess what time it is by using only a compass and your shadow game. I’m rubbish at that unless it is two ...
... into town a long the R Ariege and find the Old Town, where the fair was apparently continuing
As we set off the rain stopped but it was still quite chilly. The river flows past the campsite and through the town. Swollen with snow melt it is one of the fastest flowing rivers we have seen.
... we had picked out a campsite on the edge of town ,right by the river
As we negotiated the one way system it became obvious there was some sort of Fair or procession going on, with bands and a group of men in long costumes with banners, followed by people on horseback.- and guess what ended up at the Tail End of the parade - a great big white motorhome!!
Other places to stay in Canillo
Ctra Del Forn s/n Urb Riba Grossa, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $47
Ctra General s/n, Canillo | 5 star hotelfrom $86
Avda del Coprinceps, s/n, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Ctra. del Forn, S/N, Canillo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
Placa Major, Canillo | 3 star hotelfrom $63
Ctra. General s/n , Canillo | 3 star hotelfrom $69