Travel Blogs from El Barco de Avila
... at the front of the queue. I have witnessed this situation before and stood amazed as always happens everyone managed to arrange themselves into the correct order. Finally the first car was away at 0801 with us following at 0807. We did the two directions I had memorised the night before and all of sudden I found myself back into this navigating lark. To be honest the first bit was straight forward as all of the instructions were roundabout straight ...
... in bank account. Still waiting!
To late to go to Jerez as we have 5 hour drive ahead of us. After quite a pleasant drive arrived in Don Quixote country , didn't see any windmills to tilt at , so headed up the mountain to our scheduled hotel. As we arrived at this absolutely beautiful hotel on an equally beautiful mountain, with views to die for, our uncooperative little man was soon forgotten! The owner was a lovely man ,gorgeus to look and who ...
... good time.
More walking today but something a little lower level – the
Ruta Cinco Villas (Five Village walk). A
circular walk taking in – you guessed it – five villages over 16.8 km.
To get to the start of the walk we cycled up towards the
village of Santa Cruz and left our bikes locked up behind a bush about a
kilometre before the village. ...
... between Tordesillas and Salamanca in the heat of the day. We weren't too put off by this as we expected an easy 50 mile ride across largely flat terrain. What we soon learnt was that nothing is easy at 30 degrees. The land we encountered was featureless, a vast expanse of nothingness that meant finding shade was impossible and roads seemed to extend to the end of the earth. Across the shimmer of humidity we both spotted a small object drawing ...
After breakfast, a cup of tea/coffee and various pastries we got ourselves packed up, getting the tents down, stuff packed only took about 15 minutes but it took almost an hour to get the Land Rover packed and the roof load strapped down, we will have to try and improve on that! A long hot drive through the deserts of central Spain, at our first Police roadblock on the motorway ...