We decided that a trip to Andorra would be a good way to a) get a few Duty Free bottles and 2) see the mountains close to and iii) to add another country to our list.
We set off from the campsite and drove the to the border between Spain and Andorra. The queue to get in to Andorra took about 15 minutes to get through and immediately in to Andorra, we found out why. Diesel at just €1.02 which, at todays rate of €1.39 Euros to the Pound, equates to about 72p per litre. We filled up and headed up between the mountains. Slowly, the price of fuel dropped until, at the highest point it was only €0.99 a litre.
On the other hand, the scenery was spectacular. We stopped of in Soldeo, a small town near the highest parts of Andorra and the place I went skiing with Mary back when I was 21 years old (last week sometime
). The town had changed quite dramatically over the past 35 years, they had built a new road through the town and it had grown old so they were now building a new one!
There is now a tunnel through to the other side of the mountains which, at a cost of €12 saves about that much fuel rather than driving up the mountain... We drove up the mountain, the views were spectacular.On our way back to the campsite we stopped off at an E Leclerc and bought a load of stuff to top up our drinks cupboard!The campsite was host to a spectacular display by a Red Kite, which kept me busy for a few minutes