So on Tuesday we finally took the plunge and drove up as far as we could in the keep up the side of the Sierra Bernia. As we were driving up there was a sign that said “Off Road Vehicles Beyond This Point”
Then you know the road is going to get bumpy… As we were driving up there was a group of girls that looked like they had taken dad’s 7 seater up the mountain and got themselves stuck in a dip in the road, but a guy helped them turn around but from the look on the ground, they had damaged something under the car as they had a huge oil leak… Let’s hope they got down safely.
Anyway the journey continued up and up, some parts of the road were ok, some very scary
When we reached as far as we could drive, we parked up and got ourselves ready for a little hike, we hadn’t planned to go too far especially as it had just started raining.
During the first part of the climb we came upon this very intriguing door?
I hoped it was a cavern of some sort that you could walk through, but no it was fresh water coming through the mountain itself.
We continued on up, up and up the path became very gravely, and in some parts you couldn’t actually tell which way to go to get to the next path
We Are On Our Way Up.
We were actually surprised that when we reached the sign posts, it was only a 1km hike to the fort de bernia which would take approx 1hr 15 mins or forat which is the hole in the rock that goes through to the other side 1hr 30 mins, so we headed for the fort.
We couldn’t believe when we arrived how many people were up there, old and young.
What’s Left Of The Fort De Bernia
After a good look round and taking in just how high we were, and wondering how they got everything up there when they were building the fort, actually blew our minds… We decided to continue our walk 🚶 to see where the paths took us.
The path went further up, till you came to some rocks where you could see over the other side..
At this point it was getting cold and the rain was on and off.
You just can’t believe the beauty that is so close to where you actually live.
We continued along the path, to find more awesome views, and another long and windy track.
Don’t Look Down…
Claire went on, whilst I got some more shots for the blog.
Wait For Me…..
I have to say the views were breathe taking to say the least
Can Almost Touch The Clouds.
We continued walking to the next rock, before heading back, leaving the rest of the walk to others that were passing us by.
We stopped on a huge rock that had amazing views to get a couple of selfies.
Views From Above.
We started our decent which was a bit more trickier than actually coming up, as there was lots of very loose rubble.
When we were close to the car, there was a great spot to photograph the views. And this is what we got.
Living On The Edge.
We would definitely be returning to do the full walk, but today being Thursday we are climbing the mountain from the other side to the Hole in the rock called forat… Watch this space for our adventures later today.
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