Villa de Almazan
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... lots of young children running around playing.
Nowadays it’s almost deserted, many of the buildings weekend retreats for
people who live in Madrid and other cities
Siguenza’s main church (not technically a cathedral) dates
from the 1100s and is far more austere than most in Spain. Right as I was about
to take a photograph of the cathedral a construction worker parked his truck in
front and ruined my photo op. He realized what he did, apologized ...
... parking between the castle and the
village. When I woke up therain had temporarily stop, but the castle and
hilltop were covered with a light layer of snow.
I drove the 25 miles to the larger town of Siguenza and
arrived shortly before dusk. I had planned to stop in the village of Imon where
there are ruins of historic salt evaporation works, but it raining hard again
as the light was fading. Oh well, you can’t win with the weather all the time!
The ferry docked on time. And, as you do, we sat on the car deck. Waiting. BE went to investigate and reported (eventually) that the lowest deck was cleared and our deck was next. All of a sudden we were on the move and out onto the docks and thence onto the motorway. We needed to do 160 miles and 80 on the motorway would see us on target for arriving at the hotel at a suitable time for a beer! Some of the way was free but then, naturally, there was a toll ...
... the side of the road struggling to pick up an umbrella and table that had fallen over (looked like a dodgy old hip was the problem to me) and said to Pito that we should stop at the view and I'll go back and help him, a few grumbles about always being a Physio Mater later, we pulled over and I went to help the man. A little embarrassed that a young girl had to help him put his road side stall back together he offered me to taste the produce he was selling to ...
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 ...