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The last leg of the journey took us from the Molino de Alcuñeza in the province of Castillla la Mancha, north through Castilla y León and on to La Rioja before reaching Bilbao. This was probably one of the most scenic routes we've done. Again as I'm no wordsmith the pictures will have to suffice. I've always loved sunflowers and to see field upon field of them in Castilla la ...
... in the local dialect which we had no clue of, then said funky funky and laughed, well we all knew what that meant especially for us she ran a finger in and out of a circle made by her other hand. Luckily she then trotted off to the delight of all around even the waiter. We moved off to another couple of beers then a restaurant to eat, all watered and fed we traced our steps back to the hotel about ...
We had a good short first day, got off the ferry at Santander at around 12 local time then headed to another ferry which meant we skipped out Santander traffic and cost 2 euros each (bargain). The other Brits from the ferry also did the same thing, some looking like pros others like average joes. We then reached Somo and started to head East along the coast. The Scenery was great and the weather was perfect temp for a few climbs! It's a bit surreal ...
36 hours on a ferry doesn't sound particularly appealing but I have to say that it was actually very good.
The ferry was nicely turned out. There was a fine restaurant on board (where we had a brilliant steak), they served ice cold "wife beater" and the Bay of Biscay was "as a millpond!"
Couldn't have been better.
... to paying.
Lunch was at the Guggenheim bistro which was brilliant at only 12 Euro ($15) for a lovely meal and a large glass of Vino. Very happy chaps we were leaving there!
We're about to have a wander around the old part of town now with a small leaflet so that we know the details about the places we're looking at - soon we'll be guides here ourselves. The old part of town is a bit of a maze ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking