A journey back to Middle Earth…

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600m climb


Today we went to do one of the walks in the Parque Nacional de Ordesa in the Pyrenees. We chose a supposedly easy walk which didn’t turn out to be the easy route we wanted to do and we ended up climbing the best part of one of the mountains. However in was worth it when we finally got to the top to see a magnificent view of the Pyrenees on a balcony made of stone approximately 600m above where we had started.

Here we had a lunch break, a bit late as it was already 3pm, and then carried on for about 15 mins but then decided the walk was too long and there was a risk of having to walk in the dark so we turned back to climb back down the slope we’d come up.

Finally after a tiring day of walking, we tucked in to a dinner of 9 vegetables soup and pasta with a tuna sauce!


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Hola Espagna!


We have made it to Spain! Yesterday we packed up and then spent most of the day travelling from Saint Emilion to Torla on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. After travelling through a wine growing area with vineyard after vineyard and picturesque chateaus and villages at the start of our journey, we crossed the Pyrenees and the scenery changed to high mountains left and right and winding mountain roads as we approached Torla.
On the way, we stopped at a a little cheese shop where I had a chance to sample various local cheeses and decided to buy a nice piece of basque Berger cheese.

Torla is a little town near the Ordesa National Park in the Pyrenees. We are staying in a campsite just outside the town with magnificent mountain views which we enjoyed while barbecuing for dinner!