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... their own way, except for Talia's Nemo who stopped for elevenses every time she relaxed the reins. The back drop of the Martes Plain and the snow capped Pyrenees in the distance was spectacular.
When we got back Rafa gave us a demonstration of pole bending (slalom on horseback) which was hugely impressive - then we all had a go, which ...
... br> Then down to the riding stables.
Rafael, the owner is great. We did a little work in the school and then set off on a trek. Paths, through beautiful spanish countryside, with the occasional off-piste trek making our own paths through the woods. (It was more of on top and in the trees rather than through.) Required a lot of ducking! Talia's horse, Nemo, ...
... the history.
Phil, Sophie and Sue visited the Arab baths built in 1194 and we all then walked along the path that is called St Christopher's Way taking many photos. We all thought the city was very pretty and well worth the visit.
The spanish do speak very quickly but we have been getting by with Sue knowing some Spanish and Phil with his Italian which has similar words.
... the beginning of this year, his surprise and honored smile at this recognition was magical to see.
We had been debating how much of Fallas to experience here -- and how much time to continue our explorations of parts of Spain by car. We decided on a short escape to Catalunya and the Costa Brava, and loved it so much we extended it by two nights. We lucked into a restored farmhouse near Begur that had been converted beautifully ...
... in the world where you will find a Greek and a Roman city side by side and it is truly a sight to see. We wandered around this unique place for most of the afternoon. We lifted some black covers off a couple of the floors of houses in the Roman side and found floors of mosaics, wow, they are almost pristine and so old. We walked to the gate of the Roman city to the Roman wall, there was a little history plate ...