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It's a route based on nothing more than an information board by the side of the road, with a bit of additional information from the web. Pity that the two sources conflict in respect of the distances they give, but there isn't much difference between an 8km walk and a 14km walk, is there?
Although it's the end of October, the weather is still warm and sunny as John and I set out up the track behind the information board, ...
We left the camp and set off up the motorway, so hot and dry, the county almost like a desert. So much so, in fact, we came to Mini Hollywood, Texas Hollywood and Western Leone, all theme parks in the desert that have been used for Clint Eastwood Wild West movies, among others. After lunch, we drove over the Sierra Nevada range of mountains. Quite spectacular scenery, desert peaks, hair pin bends, narrow roads and pretty ...
Other highlights of Grenada were the Cathedral (though mild fabulous-Cathedral fatigue is also starting to set in...) and the Capilla Real. At the Cathedral I learned something new - H: What's a Sacristy? A: A priests' locker room.
The Capilla Real (Royal Chapel) houses the very impressive marble tombs of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, and the crypt with their bodies. Fun! We also took in a Flamenco show in a teeny little bar. It was ...
... realised that there was quite a bit of the white paint flaking off the walls, and got into bed, and found it was really quite damp! Not a great night sleep, and I had to put a hoodie on in the middle of the night as I was very cold.
Day 2 - Sunday. We got up at 7:30 as we had to Skype our darling grandson, Ronan for his 3rd birthday before he went to bed, and I had not yet got my phone using the SIM card in Spain and there was no wifi in the cave. We walked all around ...
... with AIR CONDITIONING (and free wifi too!) gave us a view of the city- we could even see La Alhambra in the distance!
The first day we visited the Capilla Real, a cathedral built as the burial site for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel. Some of their children were buried there as well. I wasn’t able to take photos there but it was a beautiful place with much history. We spent the night looking at tourist shops, ...