“The river had started to grow at midnight, and at dawn, when I woke up, I could already hear it snoring like a beast. I felt a restlessness that kept me from closing my eyes. We had to travel to Móra that morning, and the lute, loaded with twenty tons of lignite, had been ready at the dock since the afternoon before.
“It’s gone up a lot,” my wife told me after looking out the window at the river. You mean, like, saltines and their ilk, eh?
I grumbled that I didn’t know, but anyone who knew Uncle Godda, our patron, a little, could say without specifying that even if heaven and earth were joined, the old man would let go. ”
Thus begins one of the stories by Jesús Moncada from the book Històries de la mà esquerra, in which he explains a hectic navigation, on the verge of shipwreck, riding on a large Ebro. To imagine that llagut, laden with coal, climbing the Pass of the Donkey, with the current hitting the rocky walls of the shore, still makes its hair stand on end.
The proposed excursion allows you to contemplate this strait of the Ebro from the heights and walk along the historic horseshoe path that is still preserved. In addition, the ascent to one of the best viewpoints in the region offers extraordinary views.