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... their own way, except for Talia's Nemo who stopped for elevenses every time she relaxed the reins. The back drop of the Martes Plain and the snow capped Pyrenees in the distance was spectacular.
When we got back Rafa gave us a demonstration of pole bending (slalom on horseback) which was hugely impressive - then we all had a go, which ...
... br> Then down to the riding stables.
Rafael, the owner is great. We did a little work in the school and then set off on a trek. Paths, through beautiful spanish countryside, with the occasional off-piste trek making our own paths through the woods. (It was more of on top and in the trees rather than through.) Required a lot of ducking! Talia's horse, Nemo, ...
... the history.
Phil, Sophie and Sue visited the Arab baths built in 1194 and we all then walked along the path that is called St Christopher's Way taking many photos. We all thought the city was very pretty and well worth the visit.
The spanish do speak very quickly but we have been getting by with Sue knowing some Spanish and Phil with his Italian which has similar words.
... and Michael (a Dutch couple). We explored uncrowded beach coves in the off-season chilly weather, built fires in the fireplace and played vigorous, soggy soccer among the olive trees in the backyard. As we checked out, Violetta paid us a high compliment. She said: It is a happy family that can be together in a house in the rain.
We headed back to Valencia for the craziness of Fallas! Next blog coming up.
... but it seems most of the coastal towns are the same, I am stumped as to how these businesses survive. There are so many camping places that don't open until April and even into late May. So day 3 and 4 of our stay was horrid, the winds were pounding the place, poor Fifi was being knocked about and seriously there were a couple of times when we thought the roof was gonna go, I don't think I have ever been in such ...