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The first half hour went through the old town and into the modern suburbs. Once out of the city the trail wandered through fields, rolling hills and a then up the steep climb to Alto Del Perdon (altitude 790m). Rows of windmills dotted the hills.
Almost 25 percent of Spain's electricity comes from wind and solar power. The generous subsidies for renewables are about to end though - ...
... of my hurtling motorcycle, and imagined them as little people, beads of sweat forming on their foreheads in desperation. Other times I amused myself with the stick endowed pilgrims and waved at them as I passed, trying to get a reaction - 1 point for a simple smile, 2 for a nod, 3 for a full on wave. All the time I sang songs loudly to myself as I went, easily remembered hits from the 80's and 90's featuring highly (even Milli ...
... would love it ) . It turned out the staff were on the avo break and it appeared we got a serving of their meal. Tuesday night . A strange " faulty towers " experience in a small hotel in villanua run by a slightly older couple . We had two meals there - even if we had planned otherwise there was no going elsewhere and we ate what we were presented with even if we weren't hungry . Fortunately it was a pretty good menu , but ...
... the hill. I'm not going to think about the repercussions on the treadmill til I get home. Again the tapas are unbelievable ( they call them pintxos here ) . I've discovered there is an art to a good G+T , and the little cafe here has the know how . The city is even more spectacular at night , the photos don't do it justice really ( photos still to come ...
When planning this holiday, we really knew very little about most of the places available to visit. We got a copy of the expansive Lonely Planet guide and while full of information, it's probably almost too full and I'd come away from reading almost every section thinking "OMG - we gotta spend some time there!"
Which of course was never going to be possible anyway. So we deliberately left some places and regions out despite having what seemd a luxurious four weeks ...