Tonight’s blog comes from the comfort of a jungle hammock in the shadow of Castillo de Loarre, Aragon, one of the oldest Romanesque castles in Spain.

Our journey to camp has taken us through pine forests, high plains and some of the most amazing scenery in this region. This included Mirador de Los Buitres and the Mallos de Riglos, where vultures entertained us by soaring gracefully above the rugged valley, searching for carrion.

The imposing Castillo de Marcuello dominated the skyline on this route. A solitary wall, weather beaten, stands on the hilltop.

Our journey to this province took us from the town of Berdún where it seems that people like living on the edge!

Through Puente la Reina de Jaca and to a much welcomed refreshing dip in the mineral rich Rio Gállego near Murillo de Gállego.

Fago to Berdún was dusty and rocky, but the route provided stunning views and the opportunity to take a break amongst the flora and fauna of ‘butterfly meadow’…

The day started from Escaroz with a steep ascent through a pine forest leading to open pasture with distant views of some of the high peaks of the Pyrenees.

The Land Rover Defender and Toyota Hilux negotiated narrow trails, washouts, landslides, fallen trees and even puddles filled with frogs!

Today’s off road adventure ended with a huge rustic meal at the friendly Camping Castillo.

Buen Provecho!

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