Hotel Los Castanos
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Day 3 (Monday 9th of February)
From Madrid to Sotogrande
After driving a significant distance yesterday, today we had a relatively short drive of abt 650km to Sotogrande in Southern Spain, from where we will take the ferry to Morocco on Tuesday.
We had breakfast with Dennis and Ton from team Rhino and then left Madrid together. We sticked together all day right till the finish at Hotel Las Camelias.
The route was very ...
... then returned to the car for the drive up to the chapel at the top of the hill. Like most towns in Andalucia the hill was crested by a castle, or Alcazabar, with a mosque. [And unlike most towns in Andalucia the mosque has been converted into a church dedicated to one of the many guises of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de Gracia, rather than being destroyed completely. The drive up was hairy, a well maintained but mostly single ...
... views back on the town. The drive back along the twisty mountain roads offer spectacular views of the Rock of Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains in Morocco. The sunset near to Pete and Pam's is also a sight to behold and worth stopping the car to get some photos to recall the ...
... s arms with scarlet poppies and barley grasses. Lizzie has introduced me to ash glazes, and needs two immense dustbins of ash carefully sieved and washed. What could be a daunting and dull job turns out to be a meditative and peaceful process and I am excited and curious to learn each stage. The heat is intense and we literally melt come noon. So we're starting work at 8am and enjoying a couple of cool hours. But the enforced rest in the afternoon is ...
... were happy to not walk around too much, so we decided to do a guided Segway Tour! After riding two wheels for over 40 years (bicycles and motorbikes), you would have thought that Nick would have no problems with a Segway, but he muttered something about the difference between parallel wheels. But his natural balance came to the fore and it wasn’t long before he became a cocky bugger, showing off his skill on the Segway, but we both agreed that we ...