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Leaving behind the storks and yellow plains of Ávila we began a brief ascent and then a long winding descent into the mountains and forests of Sierra de Gredos.
Staying in a lodge above the small town of Candeleda where we had a great view of the valley below which for some reason made me think of Africa. I kept expecting a herd of wildebeest to suddenly sweep past.
... special¨ but we still don´t know why.
After the drive back to Madrid our legs were aching and the ramp in the parking garage felt like a mountain of its own. It was a hugely rewarding trip that challenged us physically and mentally but we had help along the way. Hopefully this was a good warmup for ANETO!!!
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... and partying the Spanish way.
The pictures tell the story - we walked to the village ayuntamiento and we stopped off in the bar for a drink and a coffee. Settle the nerves. Water the peeps.
At 6pm the bridal party arrived, they had also walked from their home, and the bride came down the aisle with her Dad. Such a beautiful bride, with a posy of purpleblooms and a fine lace veil. I cried. Not because I wanted to. I just cry. And it was ...
... by the time he got there, but still feisty enough to hiss at his caretaker.
Tuesday was a funny day in Joburg - it was hot and I was bothered. I finally managed to pack and Matt took us to the airport safely. Checked in fine, our suitcases weigh far too little - I will have to put the credit card to good use. We had a fair trip, good seats at the bulkhead with good foot space and my beloved was pleased to be travelling in a ...
... as we entered the town, the baths were closed, so we climbed out via a very bumpy Roman road. I flew up and waited for the other two, and once we were together, we took off, but a couple of 100 metres down the road, my rear tyre went flat for the third time !!! I decided to try taping up the inside of the wheel because this is where the puncture was and I had to try something !!!
Back on ...