Casas Rurales El Arranca
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... from UK time, then the clocks changed (not that we realised that initially), eventually we decided what the hell, we’ll just work on Mark and Penny Time (MPT, if we get that mixed up or fall out you may find it changes to PMT!!)
Up late, washing and housework morning but in the sunshine, it really does make all the difference. BBQ for lunch, burgers with onion/mushroom and salad, Mark also had Spanish omelette and a pork steak. Cooked really nice, looked and tasted ...
... Day 5 a day I have been looking forward to. First up we head to Toledo, a UNSCO site and capital of medieval Spain until 1560,and what a surprise, amazing! Heaps better than I could imagine. We take a walking tour through the old walled city and just keep saying Wow! Especially when we come upon the Cathedral, I am not much on churches usually but this is something else - well I guess you have to be there. We return to Madrid and a visit to the Prado museum (not a ...
... as the ones standing on other ridges not far away). It's all very picturesque and I spend a couple of hours walking the ridge and visiting the castle and one of the windmills. The castle has walls 5m thick near its only entrance. The weather is warm, but fairly overcast up to lunchtime. There's sufficient wind to make me put on a light fleece for a while - and to bring one of the windmills into action.
Visit completed, I'm on my way again, this time to get to ...
... and not being spanish enough we parked at that level and walked UP. After getting to the top the woman at the ticket office said it would have been fine given quiet. It was a bit different as it had been set up to mimic castle life - in places.
As both of us have joints feeling more of the regular walking and climbing we are assuring ourselves that it is improving things. Now to cut down the nice food and ...
... castle is high on a hill than dominates Granada. Giving in to time restraints (and not wanting to wear myself out so early in the day), I catch the Number 30 bus at Plaza Nueve in the heart of the old city to make the run up the hill to the complex entrance. This is one of Spain's most popular attractions with 20-million visitors a year! From at least April through September, it's impossible to get in without a reservation, but luckily, they have a ...