Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Tebay Lad and the Geordie Lass etc. Last Bit.

 Up early and D decides with one more col, and the Parc landrover taxis at the Estany de Sant Maurici, we might as well head that way.

 Lac Obago.

 Sitting in the sun on the Port de Ratera des Colomers. (2572m)

 Down the GR11 past the Estany del Port de Ratera.

Estany de les Obagues de Ratera.

The Encantats across the valley.

We arrived back in Espot and the car which was covered in a layer of dust from the car park.
Dawne kept off her foot for the rest of the holiday and was in pain. We caught the train from Toulouse at  0930hrs and were in Carlisle for 22:30 hrs.  A trip to casualty and one Xray later revealed a clean break in her foot.  Bandaged up for 8 weeks.  Geordie lasses are tough.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Tebay Lad and Geordie Lass backpack in the Parc National D' Aiguestortes I Estany De Saint Maurici, Part 4

We continued on past the Estany de Travessani en route for the Port de Caldes.

As we gained height we looked across at the Massis de Besiberri, peaks over 3000m high.

The endless walking over granite was beginning to tell, and Dawne's foot was aching by now.

The Port de Caldes  (2568m)  hoved into sight at last.

The view down the other side into the Circ de Colomers.

We were tired by now and D's foot was hurting so we headed down quickly past the Estanh Mort.

The Circ was full of cows and we finally found a poo free site besides the Estanh Plan.

The Geordie Lass was knocking back the Ibuprofen for the foot and a decision would be needed in the morning wether to head down and catch a bus to Espot or climb the last col and walk back.