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Today was our last day in Castille before returning to Aragon. We set out from Sepulveda on a lovely country drive through pine and oak forest, some of it state forest belonging to the Junta. Ploughed fields showed orange-red soil.
Stopped at three classic Castilian towns on the way:
1.San Esteban de Gormaz, a poor little hilltop village on the Duero River with two Romanesque churches. We looked at one, the ...
... can cater for a much greater flow. Can a river have the equivalent of prostate problems?
2130. Hotel bar for couple of beers and tapas. A cracking calamares a la plancha with a third beer to wash it down, all for €7.60.
Off to a bed that I hope won't try to pitch me out every time the wind veers or backs.
... s almost
empty! The villages in this part of Spain are widely dispersed and tiny, some
feeling like virtual ghost towns. It’s almost like being in the American West
in that there are so few vehicles on the side roads. Several of the provinces
in central Spain like Teruel, Soria, Guadalajara, Segovia, and Cuenca are in
fact some of the lowest population density places in Europe outside of
Scandinavia. The generally dry and not especially fertile countryside ...
... a ticket from a Caterham is quite tricky given that our passengers are generally of a lesser height than average. This applies especially to Val (Mrs BE). So, arriving at the toll booth, we were first and the BEs followed. Lin took the ticket and returned to the car whilst RL pulled forward and watched in the rear view mirror to check that the BEs were OK. Val (being slightly challenged in the height department) undid seat belts, stood up with one foot in ...
... used the already made caves and holes as different rooms and alters. Then you can climb up in it and into the man-made part. From the top you can see the river and a really nice view.
It was such a long day that by the time we got back, it was 9pm; 12 hours after we had left in the morning. However, we really had a good time and got to know each other outside of class.