Monday, 12 July 2010
BLOOD, SWEAT AND HARD YAKKA IN THE PYRENEES
Last week we went off in the campervan to walk in the Pyrenees near Gavarnie.
“The most mysterious architecture by the most mysterious of architects, nature’s coliseum, Gavarnie” is how Victor Hugo described this UNESCO World Heiitage site.
He was right - but he forgot to mention that it's very high, very scary and very hard yakka to get up to the Breche de Roland, which is a breach through the top of the mountains into Spain.
Afterwards we just lay around for a day or two in the foothills - which are just as beautiful as the high mountains, and, to while away some time, I did a quick sketch of the campervan.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 14:54