Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
Trip End Oct 31, 2013

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Where I stayed
Jardins del Segria Lleida
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of Spain  , Catalonia,
Saturday, April 14, 2012

JOURNEY: San Sebastian, Pamplona, Huesca, Lleida- 360 kms

WEATHER: Cold and wet, improving to sunny by noon

Sadly when we checked the weather forecast for our well researched trip through the Spanish side of the Pyrenees it predicted very low temperatures and SNOW. Well the low temperatures didn't worry us but the SNOW did. So it was back to the drawing board to reach Girona without snow.

We said goodbye to our hosts in San Sebastian (they had only got to bed at 4.30am but were gracious enough to say goodbye at 9.30), packed the car and took off a little wary, because the weather forecast was for heavy rain, which did not eventuate. Tom-Tom, our GPS had a hiccup and sent us in a temporary spin and reminded us how dependent we are on "her". One more hiccup later on, where a new highway was under construction and "she" got lost.

We stopped for coffee off the highway, got out the map to back up our route in case Tom-Tom back fired again and noticed that the day had brightened and the mist and cloud dispersed.

We took the A132 road south and were surprised to come across a gorgeous green river, the Gallego and the  spectacular Mallos de Riglos, sheer cliffs that jut out of the landscape and are an international rock climbers destination. We sat and marveled at their beauty against a now blue sky.

Later at Barbastro we noticed vineyards and wineries and learned that this was the Somontano wine district.
We arrived at our destination around 4pm and we were happy with our little country hotel just 5kms from Lleida. We had plenty of time to relax before setting out for Calonge and the Costa Brava tomorrow.




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