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... wall and a great view of Lebrija’s towering cathedral.
Lebrija does have an old city with its whitewashed alleys and traditional Spanish charm… but after a couple of hours I feel I’ve explored enough, and continue on.
0693. Hilltop Cathedral (Sp 022, 10B-045) Las Cabezas, August 3, 2010 Day 336: 3 hours, 3.3 kms
Las Cabezas is perched on a hilltop towering over the surrounding farmland-- it’s always caught ...
Next I drove to Ronda, where there is a famous 'new bridge', built in 1784, and the town sits both sides of a deep gorge. The campsite was about 15 mins walk from the town, the only thing i didn't like about it was that it was on a very slight slope, enough though that i felt i had to fight rolling to one side of my van in my sleep, making for rather disturbed ...
... the roads have narrowed even more as it is a secondary road. The pictures don’t do it justice, but it was a bit scary – sheer drop off on my side of the road. I don’t think those small white barriers would be of a much help! My palms were sweating as Brad honked the horn and slowed to 25km around each of the hairpin turns. The roads are barely wide enough for two cars to pass – thank goodness we didn’t run into any buses or trucks ...
Took a tour of the bullring and it's museum. It is the oldest bullring in Spain and is still in use every Sunday and every day during festivals. Off to mass in the morning then kill animals in the afternoon! The tour was quite fascinating, outlining how bullfighting first started (apparently a development of medieval jousting) and how it has changed over the years. The horses for example are now fully protected in leather so are never injured, whereas before the 1940s several would ...
... boys, young and old, in the corner under the Spanish senorita naked girlie poster – I wonder what mama thinks of that.
Thursday and Friday, Day 5 & 6 – partly rained out.
It seems there is an unusual weather front that is blanketing Spain (from north to south – including Barcelona which is by my account in the southern Mediterranean J - that one is for Adrian). Flash floods with images of cars washed into gullies on the news in the ...