Parador de Plasencia
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Another lazy start to the day but.......... John decided to investigate a noise in the front wheel and discovered that we had a C.V. joint problem. A trip to Madrid after all, but try to talk to someone first. Meanwhile Marilyn went to the vet, as the dog Tessa had a walking problem and seemed in considerable pain. We tried more calls and internet research and got nowhere so ...
Late relaxed brekkie. Again, so good to be with old friends in a real house! We were taken to Monfragüe National Park to watch vultures perched on the craggy hill tops, some taking off and soaring overhead. Did not see any black storks, which we assumed would be like jabirus back home, but we also saw herons and wild deer. The park itself had a peaceful and beautifully remote feel about it. Drove on ...
... top. Fantastic views. Another Knights Templar castle, similar vintage as Tomar. Interesting coincidence after yesterday at Tomar. Drove to the village of Cuacos de Yuste. Called our friends, Marilyn, my old school friend and husband Pip, who came to meet us and we followed them up to the little house that they are renting in the country. Great evening chatting, catching up, eating and drinking outside in the the cool. Beautiful outlook from their house over surrounding ...
... for the next 7km. At least! We passed a couple of horse and traps going the other way and they looked incredulously at our little cars. But said nothing. To be fair, BE hailed a van driver but the language barrier was too much. For both. So we continued and nothing got better. If anything it got worse and the sun came out and things, frankly got quite sweaty. There were times when the gravel at the side of the road was a better option than the ...
... 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 ...