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... over exploited coast, that from past experience has little to offer us, and take us inland.
Doing this has rewarded us with some of the best that Spain has to offer. Great mountain scenery, and some fantastic, old rural villages. There are also an amazing number of deserted farms with crumbling buildings. In the past these farms would have provided plenty of
local jobs, but today’s big farms mean less jobs, and nearly deserted rural towns. Unemployment here runs ...
... for beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, a couple of paragliders, and the fresh new snow on all the peaks.
This will be our last entry for this trip! If you've been reading along - thanks! We have had a wonderful trip and enjoyed the company of good friends Cindy and Ted McCord on these last 2 weeks of it!
Bonsoir for now! (off to have some raclette and tartaflette for dinner!)
... gondola of the day and 20 minutes later we reached the top, 3842m high. We were a little naive about the weather up at the top but we were quick to realise it wasn't a joke. It was 0 degrees and we were cold, especially if you found yourself in the wind. We saw so many people in their hiking snow gear trek off the mountain top out into the open snow. We spent an hour or so at the very top and took in the ...
... dense forest.
Once I did
get some altitude, the autumn colours of the near countryside complimented by
the many distant peaks poking through the clouds was very attractive. Most of the deciduous trees had bright autumn colours and on some the leaves were so dry they tinkled in the light breeze as I hiked past adding some magic to the scene. The
hike overall certainly gave me the workout I wanted and ...
... actually just a forest worker (with awesome leather hat!). He was very friendly but made it clear I needed to move on. Time to head to Munich I guess...
Munich was all about Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest was all about having a couple of quiet beers and eating some nutritious salad based meals.
We took it easy on the first day and only had a few steins (I think?) before hitting the rides for some adrenaline to sober up. The highlight of ...