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... as the ones standing on other ridges not far away). It's all very picturesque and I spend a couple of hours walking the ridge and visiting the castle and one of the windmills. The castle has walls 5m thick near its only entrance. The weather is warm, but fairly overcast up to lunchtime. There's sufficient wind to make me put on a light fleece for a while - and to bring one of the windmills into action.
Visit completed, I'm on my way again, this time to get to ...
... and been given a Complementary Entrée of Fois Gras rolled in grated chocolate and truffles with a hint of balsamic vinegar on the side served on a marble plate with light crisp biscuits -*sensational taste! Our pork and duck dishes were also beautifully presented and extremely rich and tasty!! On our short stroll home the old town of Ubeda looked very beautiful with streetlamps and some lighting on the old churches!
... Next stop was at a very interesting set of lagunas. It is amazing how quickly the landscape, and vegetation, can change around here. One minute you are on flat dry plains the in the space of 10 minutes you can be in the hills surrounded by lakes and trees.
The lagunas are formed by an unusual calcification process that we've never seen before.
After a wet and stormy night we head down to the coast at La ...
... hill, I was reassuring Pat that we didn't have another one with narrow streets. Luckily the flat was at the top of the village and it was possible to drive along moderately sensible roads to drop bags off at the door and then park a short distance down the road.
We noticed on the map that there was a road up to the castle so plans were made the next morning. as we drove there we came across a sign suggesting ...
... in loud cars with chilli bins full of beer.
We stayed in a very small cabin on a campsite, not the best accommodation we’ve had and Helen hated the sheets ( she’s got a bit of a fetish about cotton sheets). Best bit was the small deck which we lived on during the day. Thursday morning we drove over to Ossil….. to buy some food. A strange town, even by Spanish standards the roads were tortuously narrow and windy. ...
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