Villa de Alquezar
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My misconceived idea that if we went up through the mountains along the Pyrenees that it would be cooler. Today is the hottest day we have encountered so far. I don't know how hot as I have no wifi or reception but I'm guessing 35 to 40 degrees. We left Pamplona and it was cool and pleasant but instead of taking Kerry through to Zaragoza I instead chose to go up through the mountains to ...
... more sparse vegetation gave views to rugged rocky outcrops, jagged passes and the most dramatic geology we have seen this trip - and we have seen plenty. I hope the photos can go some way to conveying the splendour we were treated to today.
A basic café lunch featured some local natural cider. This was very different to the sparkling ciders of Normandy and those parts. It was flat, slightly vinegary ...
... valleys you find steep hills poking up like anthills. They are crowned with wall to wall houses, and it is not difficult to picture older times with the town fighting invaders trying to scale the sides of the hill. Everything in these old towns rams home the reality of the need to defend against attack. The walled city, the drawbridges and gates, the myriad of slits to fire arrows or guns and ...
... and wanders through the valley to Pamplona where you can join one of the other Caminos that lead to Santiago. Saw a few pilgrims and chatted to a couple of Italians. Wow - so these ruins and this beautiful valley are part of the Camino.
Managed an Airbnb digs for tonight - desperate for a washing machine - but as its Sunday.......while we have a kitchen, we can't buy food! Aarrgghh! But this was a funny one........sleeps 4/1 bedroom and we ...
... the stones exsist but it was amazing to think they had been their for 1000's of years.
Caceres:so on into Spain and a to this town with an intact renaissnance walled city consisting of palaces, churches, monastries, government buildings, and homes for important people.High up on a hill spread out over quite a small area but pretty dramatic as (almost) no cars are alllowed, everything is tall, bold, royal and quite imposing so as to keep the ...