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... up the Mediterranean Sea and some lovely mountains which would have seen fierce fighting during the a Civil War. We trundled across La Mancha but the famous windmills that tormented Don Quiote were always on the wrong side for me to get a photo. Dramatic scenery saw us head on towards Cordoba and finally fields of sunflowers wilted as Seville drew nearer. I think it ...
“You can’t find a solution in the same vibration as the
problem” –my version of an Abraham quote
Often my shifts in attitude, and the resulting flow into
solutions comes after I ask the question, “What do I want instead?” as I did at
the end of my last entry.
But that sometimes isn’t possible until the particular
constriction is acknowledged, and so thank you to my friends for your ...
... in 1264. Many towns in the area have "de la Frontera" in their name which implies that they were towns that were constantly occupied by different cultures, with fluctuating borders considered as the frontier or edge between the Moors and the Christians. For the two hundred years or so, that the Moors governed Jerez de la Frontera, they built strong infrastructure that we visited today - the defensive system of walls, towers and fortresses, ...
... museum, the horse museum, and took a tour of the stables. However, it was simply watching the horses train in the outdoor arenas that Sahra liked best. We spent a few hours over a few days watching the horses go through their training routines.
Jerez was a great introduction to Spain for us. We even considered extending our stay to catch a local festival but we're glad that we didn't shorten our stay at our next stop, Sevilla.
... and, in general, the fields are greener, with fruit and nut trees more prevalent than further east.
We are happy to spot the iniquitous black bulls - 'Toro de Osbourne' (adverts for the Osbourne brandy de Jerez, here by the Spanish roadsides since the 1960s, and preserved by the wish of the Spanish people when government bureaucrats decreed they should be removed.) We spot eight of them on our journey... none with ...