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Basque Country - Gorbia National Park

SPAIN | Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | Views [320]

Left the cities behind and headed for the hills in the Basque region. This is were the language becomes even trickier as the Basques have their own language which is completely different to Spanish it contains lots of x's, z's, u's and the words are really long. Makes it difficult to read signs and information. Fortunately the lady in the information office spoke great english and gave us a english version of the national park map. Headed up hill to park at the trail head of walks and walked up to the highest peak in the area at over 1400 metres it was a tough and took over 5 hours to complete. Well worth the effort for the beautiful scenery though. Uniquely there are large herds of horses along with cows and sheep. All with bells around their necks. Not sure if the horses are wild or farmed but they free to roam everywhere and there were 100's of them. We stayed the night in the national park which was entertaining as a herd off horses surrounded the beast for a number of hours in the night. It was like a steel drum band outside your window fortunately they wondered away about 3 am so we could sleep!!

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