Puerta De Gredos
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... here we visited a chapel with an amazing garden, swam in a mountain river, and one evening wandered into Candeleda and into a folk music concert where free food and drink were being served.
But for me the highlight was the eagles. You would always see one somewhere gliding about in that regal way they do so well. And they weren't shy. At one point, on a walk to a resevoir, an ...
... over a big ridge and into el Circo de Gredos, the most prominent ring of granite spires in the Gredos. From the ridge we saw Almanzor to the south and the golden planes of Avila to the north. Another hour back down and we were at el Laguna Grande and Refugio Elola. At the hut they sell ice cold coke and beer. I think it tastes better knowing that it was packed in on a mule.
After a food and ...
... which are a killer on cobbled pavements, and put on my green cross shoes and hitched a lift with a compliant cousin. All gathered in the bar, and afterwards on the hotel plaza where we cocktailed and chatted. Hola, esta bien? Lots of kissing and flashes and loud talking, all very glamorous and delicious.
Dinner with the bridal couple started at about 9 pm - an incredible and very yummy 4 course dinner, with wine and water and bread and loud ...
... to fetch us. The memory foam lumbar support I bought Tony at the Back shop in Benmore was a true god send for all the sitting and travelling.
We had our customary first coffee on the road at our regular - ahhh, its good to back - a cortado with a bocadillo con jamon, mmmmm.
Arrival in Jaraiz de la Vera late afternoon and its good to be in the village again. The weather is a bit drizzly and the tops of the mountains ...
... checked in, showered and had a couple of beers. The food was so good we decided to have 2 dinners !!! We also asked the price of the wine and embarrassingly she said €5.00. At that price, we bought another !!! I love Spain !!!
GPS Link, Day 6
Ks Ridden - 96.7
Total Ks Ridden - 473.20