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Travel Blogs from Spain
... with my trek shoes anywhere but the bush! This morning I gave it a go with the sandals, though I hadn't walked with the pack weight on in them - blitzed 11 km in 1 hr 45 mins. Doesn't make me like it anymore but I can now get over this stuff without going so damned slow.
So quick and easy with only one truck passing us on the road in the dark made for quick movement down the road and as the birds started to wake, we looked to the east and there was the sun coming over ...
... It means a 1km detour in and back out again. Only two more clicks, let's go. Traipsing through long grass, over creeks on rocky logs and rocks, up the hills.....wtf? Everything is closed! Find a bench and eat my eggs and we have cheese and crackers with us, no coffee :( - walk on.
Get off the bitumen all the way to Riolobos. Now this is the new diversion from the original VDLP because some farmer decided despite government pressure to not allow us onto his ...
... the Romans built is flat. So while not quite 1st century, still pretty damned old. Road up to the village says no pedestrian traffic so we follow the arrows thinking they will take us through another way. Nothing doing! Obviously the village doesn't want peregrinos so hi ho off we go on to tonight's destination.
Required bush pee stop because we didn't get a coffee. And lo and behold, in the farmers paddock is some ancient granite bowl and something we couldn't ...
... can see we cross this 'road/waterway'. Nothing for it, let's walk a little further. A cow in the paddock smirked at us telling us we'd missed the turn.
Yes, it is a waterway and obviously runs down to the reservoir. Trust the Romans to make sure they captured it all. Clearly still used by the farmers. Was fascinating to see! Today's history lesson over but certainly waylaid us for over an hour and a half, but what a way to be sidetracked! Totally blessed!
... br> After checking in at the posada Craig took the group on a
walk around town and then to a leisurely lunch on the patio of one of the
town’s two restaurants. The group is a small one of only ten, and as I’ve been
finding to be the norm with Explore trips, I’m the only non-English person,
although they do advertise in other countries with prices in US dollars.
After an afternoon siesta we took a trip into Aracena, ...