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... it must be around 40C in the sun. If the outward trip was slow, then the return journey is even slower, with longer stops under the trees. By the time I'm back at the car, I'm knackered, although I've only done 4.4km.
An 80 mile drive for a short walk behind some factories? Was it worth it? Yes, actually, as this was a chance to see a new area, and to think about coming back for a longer walk when I'm fitter and when the temperature is a lot ...
... I was sorry though to see Nick Clegg resign as leader of the Lib Dems.
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#7 Alcala la Real
Sylvia and David took us in for tapas and fab red wine of the region the night we arrived.
At 8 the place was quiet, buzzing at 9 and pumping at 10. And that's just the local park! Kids, grandmothers, old men, young couples... everyone and their dog was out having fun.
Even the roundabout heading into town was fun.
... of harissa.
Dinner conversation was, naturally, on the subject of how much we enjoyed our time in this small North African country and how all future meals will seem ordinary and dull unless they begin with a starter of harissa, drizzled with olive oil and garnished with a smattering of Tunisian olives. The debate concluded with the reassurance that we will manage to get by, somehow.
The ferry was due to leave the docks around 10 pm, and ...
... of peas, rice and pimientos to make a paella. The stall holders recognised us, and we had a nice time describing the paella, tasting their olives and getting a free sample of some excellent jamon. These happy meetings are the best part of travel for me. I get to practice my Español, we meet people, have a chat and a laugh and never forget it. We picked up a bag of 'paella mariscos' (clams, mussels, prawns) and some langoustines for that night's dinner. Next stop, the more mountainous ...
Sometimes you get your timing just right. Like today. It's not much of a forecast, so Terry and I decide on the short walk up La Corona from Ventas de Zafarraya - mainly on the grounds that if it starts raining, we won't be too far away from the car.
However, it's reasonable weather when we start from Ventas - a bit of sun around and not too cold. But as we get near the end ...