Villa de Almazan
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me where I was from, and invited me onto the roof of the house he was working
on for an even better spot to photograph the church. He was quite attractive
too, so I couldn’t refuse his invitation.
The big castle at the top of the town dates from the 1200s,
but it was significantly damaged during the Civil War in the 1930s. Like many
castles is Spain it now serves as a parador, essentially a luxury historic
hotel. I suppose one of the days I ...
... s almost
empty! The villages in this part of Spain are widely dispersed and tiny, some
feeling like virtual ghost towns. It’s almost like being in the American West
in that there are so few vehicles on the side roads. Several of the provinces
in central Spain like Teruel, Soria, Guadalajara, Segovia, and Cuenca are in
fact some of the lowest population density places in Europe outside of
Scandinavia. The generally dry and not especially fertile countryside ...
... herself. No really. And this is only day 1. What is going to happen next? After leaving the motorway (without mishap) at the toll booth, we embarked upon more interesting roads. Bald Eagle had incorporated part of a route we had used before - but in reverse, if you see what I mean. After a bit of N road, we headed of up a B road and passed through a village where there was a horse fair and, to be fair, most of the participants seemed to have had a fair few ...
... could understand my pathetic charades pointing to his woollen jumper he was wearing and saying "Maa-reno!", "Yes, Merino sheep farmers!". He was quite excited I was a farm girl and I was excited he was excited! Pointing to his dogs, which were just as cute as him, I asked if I could them a pat. All of the loved the attention except the young timid one I couldn't coherse to come out from under the old timber doorway he was hiding behind. Gesturing 'is he quiet' ...
Having left Sayalonga during the most stunning sunrise of our trip we then had a beautiful drive north through central Spain via Granada and Jaen. The province of Jaen produces the majority of Spanish olives and there are spectacular groves as far as the eye can see. We stopped for fuel just after Madrid and discovered a slight problem ,a 'pinchazo'
. Deep joy. Come on, you don't know what a flat tyre is in ...