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... conversational way, we asked him about Peru he started telling us all about his homeland.
"The world thinks we are farmers," he began. "But are no farmers, we are miners. God gave us beautiful mountains full of precious minerals, and we mined them for generations." Well, this lecture went on for a while, by he was a nice enough chap and did a wonderful job serving us, but enough with the history lesson, already. We wondered if he did ...
... didn't like it enough to stop and we also drove through a wind farm with cows grazing at the base of the turbines. Also saw a huge bull farm. As we walked around Cadiz we saw the ruins of a roman amphitheater dating from 70 BC!
Finding our hostal was another adventure in an old town with narrow streets many of which are pedestrian only which we happened to violate by driving down them. One was so narrow ...
... were all on separate field trips with SAS. The boys went to a random marsh thing where they harvested ocean salt and caught fish and cooked it and ate it and got blisters but I hung out in Cadiz because we had to little time there. We got off the ship and just strolled around before finding a tourism map and deciding to walk the coast of the little peninsula to see the sights. We saw the massive cathedral first, which can be seen from practically ...
... local composer, Manuel de Falla are laid to rest. The unique acoustics in the crypt were interesting to observe as if you clapped loudly it echoed for at least seven times. From the cathedral we walked to the Town Hall and its plaza before returning to the ship for lunch.
We experienced some of the famous Spanish lifestyle – Siesta is a religion in these parts and many of the shops closed around 2pm ...
... Not Pleased! Luckily Cadiz Old Town is not so big, so we eventually regained our bearings and returned to Corrie who was waiting patiently in the van. We retraced our steps and found a pleasant place by the sand dunes to park up for lunch.
By the time we got back to camp it was 3:30 pm. The sun was still shining so we sat out in the afternoon warmth with a cuppa. Rob chuckled his ...