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In the longest day's ride so far of 245 miles, we decisively crossed the Ebro at Mora repelling the Falange and fascist forces and atoning for the Republic's last failure in their late '38 offensive. Left Girona on the superb A7 autoroute for 140 miles to south of Tarragonna then rose up onto the high Aragon plains on great, smooth fast-cornered roads. High Plains Drifted through Tivissa, Mora, Gandesa, Alcaniz to ...
... walking through the streets at 22:00 hardly a sound.
I'm fascinated by the fact that time has stood still in these places while every Irish village and town has been ravaged by modernity (and maybe back again!) these places seem timeless, Mary and I had our honeymoon in Greece in 1981 and I can picture every street in Paros/Ios and even Santorini. Good night because I'l be up at 7.
After leaving our simple accommodation at Reus we eventually found our way to a large section of roman aqueduct. Apart from a bit of renewed capping so people could walk more safely along the top it appeared fairly untouched and represented a great feat of engineering. Advancing forward in time by a small amount we arrived at a city high on a hill with tiny streets and no non resident parking. We parked low down and climbed multiple streets to find ...
Today we were out relatively early and on to Delta de l'Ebre and its logoons. In spite of the directions out of the Parador, multiple maps and James, we still had a navigation challenge. But, don't fear, because we finally got there! But not before witnessing the most spontaneous Sunday afternoon horse and pony calvicade through this little town. The lead horse was a magnificant ...
... later and finally locating the correct road out of town (a backroad instead of the highway) we took a breathtaking tour of the countryside. Miles and miles of vineyards; mountains with castles on every bluff; olive trees and, OMG!, a windy, narrow mountain road that could barely fit two cars passing each other. I was at the helm and Sue the navigator. Fun but risky! :-)
Then, typical of a Spain ...