Thursday, 13 October 2011

ROCK2UK continued.....rest day in.PAMPLONA

ANOTHER CYCLISTS RIG AT THE PAMPLONA CAMPSITE
 After hammering across Spain at some speed and in very hot weather we were glad to get to the campsite at Pamplona. This was to be our first rest day and we planned on being tourists for a day. We had planned on spending the day in Pamplona itself . Neither John or I had been there before and we were both keen to see the streets where they hold the Annual 'Bull Run'.
ART STATUE SHOWING THE BULL RUN
 In the centre of the pedestrianized area of the city we saw this sculpture of the bull run and I can tell you that it looked pretty scary to me......Why anyone would want to run through narrow streets with huge bulls chasing you I just cannot imagine. Having said that it is all part of a very colourful festival that takes place each year and obviously brings in a lot of visitors to Pamplona.
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE BULL RUN SCULPTURE

PAMPLONA  MAIN SQUARE

ANOTHER SHOT OF THE MAIN SQUARE

ONE OF THE STEETS OF THE BULL RUN
The streets down which the Bull Run takes place are pretty narrow and I could see very few places where you could 'hide' from a group of rampaging bulls......seems like madness to me.
We had a really good day in Pamplona visiting a number of places including the bull ring......back at the campsite we managed to complete most of our chores such as washing clothes and stocking up on food and other supplies. The campsite at Pamplona was the best one that we stayed at in Spain. It had a great swimming pool and also a bar and it even had grass on which we could pitch our tents. It really was a good place to stay before our next stage of the trip which would include a traverse of the western end of the Pyrenees.......to be continued....
PAMPLONA BULL RING

PAMPLONA TOWN HALL

ANOTHER NARROW PAMPLONA STREET

ONE OF THE MANY PAMPLONA FOUNTAINS

1 comment:

limom said...

Digging them bronze bulls and the dude falling down.
Wait.
Your campsite had a pool?