Tavascan Analog diaries pt.1
Sometimes I wonder how I got here in the first place. I guess it's simple.
If you look for it, you'll find it. But it's important to know what you're looking for. And there's a way to get there. So I set out on a journey. And that journey took me to the Pyrenees. And I am firmly convinced that my journey to the mountains was the right one.
I know, Spain and mountains don't go together for most people. The opposite is true and a surprise to many.
Tavascan, I am where I live. If you'd like to see a rather unique place and are heading from the Czech Republic, it's probably best to get on an airplane that drops you off a short distance from the beach at Barcelona-Hell Prat airport.
Obviously, Barcelona = skateboarding, so if you have a skateboard in your boardbag, you can ride the city downhill to the beach with virtually no pushing and check out some psychedelic sights from Gaudi, tapas, chicas and all that fun stuff along the way.
There's a taxi service to the mountains, so the MB Vito will spit you out in the foothills of the Pyrenees in just under 4 hours and I think 40 Euros. You have to continue on to the end of the Vall de Cardós valley. The road offers quite interesting scenery and usually transports you back half a century and, with a little imagination, several centuries. At the end of the valley is the village of Tavascan. This is the last one, the one at the very end, from which its name is also derived.
While you're practically alone on a park high in the mountains. There's not much here, maybe a few cars, but once you look back and see the hills, it's like you've been slapped in the face. You'll probably be staring at a single chairlift that runs through some pretty punk terrain, but which impresses you with its variety of freeride terrain.
The rope turns at 2250m above sea level whereas you're just 1750m.
If you're new here, don't hesitate to ask anyone. Probably the lift guys or ski patrol. After all, you won't meet many others here. Feel free to refer them to me. They'll already be able to advise you.
An email from one creep behind the camera writing to another... And the message could be summed up as "look dude, what's going on here and come watch it too" is perhaps more interesting.
Don't you think?
Just leave it as it is and don't make anything up. Whoever likes it, let them read it...