Sunday, November 26, 2017

Continuing our Journey With Friends From Brotto to Barbastro in Spain



Hi folks, 

All's well with me and mine and can only hope everything is well with you and yours.

Hope you enjoyed the first part of our journey riding through France and down to Brotto, we definitely enjoyed it and would recommend it to bikers and anyone that likes to visit the non touristy areas.

If you missed the first of our journey this is the link:-

https://plus.google.com/+TrudyCooper33/posts/DxPP6k8QjoQ

Woke up feeling quite refreshed, had a good breakfast and was raring to get going again.

The bikes had been in the garage below the b&b and Jeff and Mike relaxed and rested knowing they were tucked up safely overnight.

This part takes our journey to Barbrasto in Spain and the views are spectacular, the main stop we make before our next b&b is something you don't experience everyday.


Look at that view above, our little UK is so overcrowded, it becomes so apparent when your travelling through France and Spain, you don't see that every day....


Nor this one above....


Now, we still have to have road signs, in the middle of no where or not.....



We have been extremely lucky with the weather so far, with the sun shining as we travel the open roads and barely any traffic....


Look at that back drop.....



The views are breathtaking and the roads we are riding are full of sweeping bends with hardly any traffic at all on the roads, and people, well we haven't seen any for miles....


Amazing how the little reservoirs seem so empty this year.....



Mike is leading at the moment allowing Jeff a break to take in the ever changing views that present themselves....



The further we seem to travel the more barron the landscape becomes, I am totally in awe of this landscape.....



The surrounding areas are mountainous, very green but also have a really rough looking terrain....




Jeff and I have noticed that a lot of the reservoirs normally filled with water are completely dry proving that the summer has been extremely hot this year, riding in September this year is proving to be lets say comfortable at the moment, it takes a lot for me to say it's to hot.....




These lovely villages set high in the mountains are a sight to be seen all of a sudden popping up in the middle of no where!



I hope the people living here realise what they have and don't take it for granted!




So the piccy above when riding pillion took my eye, looks like some sore of a colisium, with all the arches must have been something quite important some time ago....


We haven't seen any traffic for sometime now, and it dawns on me that we are totally alone, the four of us on motorbikes, just riding the open rode taking in the splendour of hidden Spain. There's nothing touristy about this area, just beautiful surroundings, sweeping roads, and room to move.







In the middle of no where a villa!


We come across this blue lake in the distance, a sight for sore eyes!




A really beautiful view....


Jeff and I have seen these blue lakes before whilst touring on the bike, really gorgeous to see.....




After many miles of riding we start seeing signs for Barbrastro....


A lovely town, very Spanish, one which I for one couldn't wait to explore, we were in for a treat....









We had visited on a day when a fiesta was taking place....

After researching the fiesta I found that it started on the 26th August and the day we arrived was the offering of flowers and fruits to the Virgin. The festivities were in honour of the Nativity of Our Lady.


I for one was so pleased to have been able to experience this religious ceremony and the spanish people were welcoming and showed no sign of four bikers watching their ceremony being a problem....



Spectacularly colourful and the spanish taking part in the occasion were all dressed in there best clobber making the ceremony really beautiful and special to each of them.....




We stopped for a while and people watched taking in the atmosphere and I was feeling very lucky to have been able to find this lovely little town and experience how others spend their time celebrating religion....


All good things have to end, time for us to move on......

After stopping for about an hour we new we had to go, the sun was still shining and we all wanted to do and new we had to do more riding so we left Barbrasto after a lovely stop with memories to cherish....

To be continued.....




Next up from Barbrasto to Santa Ursula our next B&B booked through Booking.com a Logis Hostal Rural, Txapi Txuri,  and then returning back to Labenne.

Thanks for reading my blog, please share if you want too.

Ride safe all.....

TO BE CONTINUED.....



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