Hotel Spa Norat O Grove
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... then go off with Neil & Valerie to find a taxi to take us to Baiona, a little seaside fishing village about 12 miles away. It seems there is a set price €35 for the round trip and €17 for each hour waiting. Our driver is a lovely young boy but has no English so we have a lot of pointing and guessing as we go along!
We ask him to drop us at the Parador which is on the sea front occupying an old ...
... the simple, do-it-yourself dressing of olive oil, vinegar and salt. This was a different kind of vinegar - not balsamic. It was white and lighter and we liked it. They also brought us some bread that needed nothing on it and could have been a perfect meal alone with the wine. We took some for later!
Then came the main course: a platter of vegetables grilled with olive oil and garlic. There were mushrooms, eggplant, potatoes, broccoli, ...
... in smash the glass boxes at intervals. This was steep and I began to wonder how the things worked.
The park is itself at the peak of the hill. There were lots of women walking their little dogs. We plugged on up the never ending flights of steps. The view of the estuary from the top was interesting, but there were a few modern tower blocks built right in the middle of the view.
Out in the estuary, there are hundreds of floating ...
... covered. Phew!
An easy trip to the airport (thank you so much, FMB... and we hope you did not get held up by that lengthy jam on the way home again) and a quick check was soon completely spoilt by a lengthy and painful grind through security. About four long queues mainly of passengers flying to the Middle East, or the Indian sub-continent meant that not only did they not understand what they were supposed to do, but it then took ages for them ...
... Several of you have commented that you have enjoyed the pictures, well, I have more and will share.
Will probably not post from Madrid, but if I take some interesting pictures I'll post them when I'm back.
This has been a great experience for me, and I'm grateful that you my dear friends and family have been with me all the way on THE WAY. I'm eager to get back and personally tell you about my Great Adventure.
I love you all.