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... correct, and even within the suburbs of Guadix there were still areas where people lived within the hill. Some had an entrance, some just a privacy barrier, whilst others had a house front attached to the hill. All part and parcel of Quadix.
At breakfast, in the bar next to the hotel, there was a full breakfast menu, in spanish, so Paul and I spent some time deciding what we'd like. Bounced up to order, only to be told that the cook didn't come in ...
I quote from the directions that David emailed to Jane:
"You are now on a narrow mountain road EXTREME CARE !!"
"YES you can drive up !!!! Get Phil to put it into first and race it !! "
Now I quote Jane:
"Oh bloody hell".
To all those who warned us about the steepness of the drive - yes, you were right. But despite the Pug having carried us and a veritable car load of ...
... a couple of metres higher, but I've no chance of scaling it - nor has anyone else without the necessary climbing experience and equipment.
The descent on the other side of the summit is a good deal easier than my ascent route. There's a hint of a path in places and when I get down to the next col, there's even a few people about, though I'm not sure whether they've been to the top too. Perhaps overconfident, this is where I make my second mistake and start heading ...
... you couldn't see anything in sight. I also realized at that point we had forgotten our house key and they usually leave around 6 on Saturdays to go have dinner. We panicked and started running..downhill..with a backpack. The signs showed us that we had run almost 5K downhill and we were definitely feeling it. Since being in Granada, I don't think exercise and staying in shape has been a top priority, so it was a rough day. Uphill, downhill, climbing, maneuvering around the hill, ...
... enough pre-drinking though, and we'll go to whatever club / bar / fiesta the group decides to go to. Around 8 'o clock in the morning we'll be back home again. I'll complain to my student housemates how annoying it is that I have class the next day, and fall asleep with a smirk.
Rinse and repeat.
I was originally planning on leaving coming Monday. However, as long-time readers might still ...