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... roads, it was over 30 miles, with speeds rarely exceeding 20 miles per hour given the curves. The scenery was breathtaking, but the driving got old, very quickly. I was very happy when we came down from the hills and could see the massive monastery complex sitting off in the distance.
We arrived just in time to join a tour entering the abbey and monastery complex, though the tour was not in English. It worked out fine that they gave us annotated ...
... to come.
The area of Catalonia in which we were staying is called the Priorat, and it is region technically defined by its wine. It is only one of two regions within greater Spain classified at the highest level for wine production and, as such, the standards are very rigid. The entire area we were now visiting is characterized by tiny, very compact and very old villages, invariably on a hilltop, surrounding by vineyards on the steep hills, ...
... along the Mediterranean was a toll road, as in Portugal, it had significantly more traffic. Still, the drivers were incredibly civilized and really respected the stay right/pass left mantra. Driving in both Portugal and Spain just highlighted to me what lousy drivers we are in America. We're absolutely dreadful.
I had everything entered into the GPS, but Jeff knew the area very well and ...
... since we have been assigning characters. The Sat Nav is Dougal, as he gets grumpy when we go a different way to what he has shown us and sometimes says odd things. He's Spanish so we are getting lots of practise on directions.
Jo has chosen Dylan on the basis that she's been so laid back on occasions we've gone the wrong way. She was certain that she was not going to be Ermintrude!
On the way into Prades we spotted a house for sale ...
... tour so I need to get my head stuck in the Spain Guide very soon if I’m to make the most of this holiday. The lack of Wi-Fi isn’t great for updating this blog too so you may find it arriving in chunks. Headed off in the campervan for a final 40 minutes until we reached ...
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