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... the hydro plant, and its impressive "tuberia" which channels the water supply, the path gets rougher and climbs more steeply - and with more of those irritating drops in between the climbs. The ascent is therefore quite a slow one (mainly on account of me needing to stop for frequent rests) and I'm quite surprised to find, when we stop for a lunch break alongside the river, that it's already taken us 3 hours from Capileira. And we're only about as far along the trail ...
... a rest stop. I can see Las Tomas above - not too far away, but still about 300m above, so after temporarily losing the path (which is again squandering height by going downhill!), I decide it's time to turn round. Back at La Isla, the trees provide plenty of shade and an excellent lunch spot.
Then it's upwards again and back to La Cebadilla. Unfortunately, from here, there's another ascent (which I hardly noticed ...
... across the ceilings. If a restaurant this funky opened up in Bathurst, people would go bonkers for it. We also managed to get a bargain here, receiving a three course meal for only 10 euro. After dinner we went to a little bar for a San Miguel beer and experienced southern Spain’s ‘buy a beer and receive a free tapas’ culture, something I could get used to if they decided to start it up in Australia.
We then headed home ...
... down the stairs to the waiting train. I wondered what my compartment was going to be like, as I was riding the Trenhotel. Sounds pretty swish, doesn't it? I had bought my ticket on sale (the promo code was 007, which made me laugh), and felt like I'd got a pretty good deal. My wagon was all the way at the front of the train, and as I walked the length of the platform, I stared in at the waiting beds. First there was first class, with one ...
... they ushered me to another...by the exit door, so I was to squeeze my other bag overhead, but a young woman had that seat so I was brought to a seat near the back next to a window.
It took me awhile to get off the plane once we landed. I caught up with Juliet at baggage claim and we waited for our bags, wondering if they would show up here or if we were supposed to see them through customs earlier....which we didn't.... ...