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4 September 2004 - Trip Summary

Our house in the UK is only 67m above sea level, so the thought of going to the Pyrenees  for a holiday gave us the opportunity to explore the high mountain passes and to test out the Land Rover.

In summary, it was a great two week camping holiday which we would recommend to everyone. After the initial 12 hour drive South, we met up with Sam and Linda and headed to Andorra to explore the 2000m mountain passes and the remote villages. The Principality of Andorra is nestled between France and Spain and only has two main roads running through the valleys. We took the high mountain passes and managed to have a very peaceful evening bush camping at the end of a remote road high in the mountains.

Our second week was spent exploring the Pyrenean National park (Torla, Northern Spain) and slowly meandering along through the narrow valleys in Southern France. The days were spent eating French bread, cheese with the occasional run and walk.

Overall, the holiday gave us the opportunity to test Maggie, the Land Rover for the big trip next year. She performed extremely well puffing her way up huge mountain passes in 2nd gear.

The Engel fridge constantly ran off the 2nd battery and performed so well that we had to keep turning the thermostat down otherwise our drinks would freeze (in the 28deg weather).

Our camping setup was excellent.  Towards the end of the week, Debbie and I could get the tent and camping equipment setup in less than 10minutes. 

That's it for now.  If you would like to know more about the Pyrenees and our trip, please contact us!






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