Hello dear Steemians and photography enthusiasts,
Today I want to share with you my wednesday walk that I did in the beautiful mountains of Andorra. The country is located in one of the higher parts of the pyrenees and is pretty small. I believe you can only access the country by 3 streets from France or Spain. That is because the landscape solely consists out of steep mountains. The contry is mostly known for its almost non exsistent taxes, which makes it a very popular shopping destination. The bigger towns are crammed with shopping centers and crowded with pedestrians. But if you leave the towns for the remote part of the land you can discover awesome mountains and beautiful nature.
We choosed to drive up a dead end street which lead to a big ski region. At the top we found a nice parking place to stay for a couple of days. We arrived early enough to go for a short walk and check out all the different hiking paths that were starting from here.
We decided to head up a slope in the north, which lead us to a plateau with a mountain lake.
We walked over small trodden paths in green grassland and from somewhere up a hill we heard cow bells ringing. By the wayside I discovered all kinds of small blooming flowers.
After a while of walking along the lakeside, we found a huge rock lying directly at the shore. We climbed ontop of it to have a nice view over the lake and its blue water.
We walked the path further until we reached some nice rocks in the shadow to sit on. Here we made a little break to eat something and take some more photos. After the break we wanted to follow the way around the lake, but we saw that on the other side a landslide destroyed a big part of it. So we turned around and took one of the many other ways back over the plateau.
As it got later more and more people were hiking up from the ski station. It got almost a bit too crowdy for my taste so I focused more on photographing plants and small details instead of the landscape.
Shortly before we headed downwards again, we were able to take a glimps onto another mountain lake a little more down in the dircetion of the road and as we arrived back at the parking, we were greeted by little calves walking over the street in a peace of mind.
Hope you enjoyed my entry for the wednesday walk,
if you did please let me know in the comments :)
Have a good week and see you next wednesday!
Equipment used: | Canon EOS 50D | Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM |