Parador de Plasencia
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... the open its hot. The road shoulder we have to walk on is really narrow and we are in between the mountains, so it's windy and if two vehicles come at the same time we don't have a lot of room. But the mountain with snow yesterday has melted quite a bit more, but the lower mountains are covered in yellow broom and look gorgeous. Tonight's digs are at just over 700m and the tall mountains around us are around the 2000m, so it could get a tad chilly ...
... more sand track and cork trees and grass. Caught up with the Finnish couple and yapped for a while and then about 15 minutes later the arch is visible in the near distance. Oh my goodness - this arch has been on all the hitos, some of the roads, other sign posts, other story boards and at last we are going to see the original arch on all its glory, still alive through history. Wow wow wow!
Hurry past an old village that is falling down and would loved to have explored, but the ...
... bitumen. Have decided to get a lift meaning we only do about 24km for the day but my feet will thank me as we have 11km of bitumen to start the day tomorrow. Such is the issue of the re route! Stupid farmer!
We know that the local camping area, which is also the overspill for the Albergue in our digs tonight despite going backwards are owned by the same person and they offer free transport between the towns. It's a good 1.5km to get there but that beats 8km ...
... in the pitch black misty morning under head torch. Sanity is questionable? Soon find ourselves at the bridge where we knew the paths would meet. Climb the barrier, get on the bridge, freaking freezing wind as it howls up the river through the valley. To the right we can see construction under lights of the high speed rail bridge. A little miffed as we should have left later we thought but had no way of advising the taxi. Discovered a couple of hours later that ...
... and talked about their special ham, which is salted and hung to dry for up to 18 mths on the bone. the pigs are especially bred and fed exclusively on acorns (from all the holm oaks?) The Carrefour had a wonderful display of hams - the Jamon Iberico de Extramadura was 165e for a whole ham!!!! No wonder ...