Hotel El Convent
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... their own way, except for Talia's Nemo who stopped for elevenses every time she relaxed the reins. The back drop of the Martes Plain and the snow capped Pyrenees in the distance was spectacular.
When we got back Rafa gave us a demonstration of pole bending (slalom on horseback) which was hugely impressive - then we all had a go, which ...
... br> Then down to the riding stables.
Rafael, the owner is great. We did a little work in the school and then set off on a trek. Paths, through beautiful spanish countryside, with the occasional off-piste trek making our own paths through the woods. (It was more of on top and in the trees rather than through.) Required a lot of ducking! Talia's horse, Nemo, ...
... the history.
Phil, Sophie and Sue visited the Arab baths built in 1194 and we all then walked along the path that is called St Christopher's Way taking many photos. We all thought the city was very pretty and well worth the visit.
The spanish do speak very quickly but we have been getting by with Sue knowing some Spanish and Phil with his Italian which has similar words.
... in touch with after our time here. Spaniards refer to our year as a parentesis -- a parenthesis. We certainly wrangle grammar on a daily basis (especially the many versions of past tense in Spanish) but the notion of this as a way to describe our experience really resonates with me. We're taking a pause out of our regular story -- to tell a slightly different tale.
Other happenings -- We dashed to Madrid for an overnight on ...
We arrived in L'Estartit on Sunday 1st February and decided we might stay a week, the park was probably the best we have stayed in and it was time to chill for a bit. Yeh yeh, I know what you are thinking , chill, they are on holidays for goodness sake but sometimes even on holidays it is nice to not have to be somewhere or drive for hours. The break was just what was required. We arrived late in the afternoon and had a ...