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12/5. Up bright and early ,car packed, excited about going to Jerez for "Feria de Caballo". Sat in courtyard waiting for little non - English speaking man who we hadn't been able to contact for 3 days, to come to book us out and return our 200euro deposit. Waited and waited and waited ,tried to ring again and again, no answer. After about 2hours and 20 unanswered, attempted calls , rang Swiss Head Office again and were told to just leave key and go, they would ...
... one of many on our walk. We replenished our water bottles,
swapping lukewarm water with cold fresh mountain water.
Passing through the village, we made our way towards San
Sebastian del Valle (village number 4) dominated by its huge church. The village was busy with people enjoying
Good Friday by frolicking in the stream and barbequing. In the main square, the
bars and cafes were full.
We trudged on to the last village of Santa ...
... and finished a bit after midnight. I love how they sit around and talk here in Spain for hours upon hours. I learned the word for this - sobremesa (over the table). Relationships are really nurtured this way.
Nuria was exhausted and Jesús was at a wedding, so she asked if I could drive the hour home. No problem I say... Well, I had a hard time getting up the gravel driveway with a stick shift and almost ...
... the parents and say good luck to all the washing machines that will no doubt be putting in a serious shift over the weekend!
As a blogger for this week´s trip, it has been a real pleasure to recap on the events of each day, and remember fondly in detail everything that we as a group of 28 plus our Gredos Centre monitors have been up to. What´s more, it was a real privilege to spend the week marooned in the tranquility of the Gredos mountain range, ...
... a sad end to the wonderful outdoor activities on offer here for the children. Mountain Biking is one of those and yesterday afternoon 2 groups were the first to go and the the third completed the programme today. A very scenic route was passed on 2 wheels for those in small groups of 8 plus 2 instructors. The journey consisted of a small visit around the local village here of Navarredona, stopping off at a very comfortable roadside eatery, where Ice Creams ...