Into the hills and the heat. 97 degrees at its hottest around 2:30 this afternoon.
The riding has become about 30% off road. That's dirt road, gravel road and sand. Dry, Dry, Dry! Not a mud puddle to be found. All the river crossings are completely dry with weeds going wild! The water birds are still there, just no water.
We did see our first Lizard. "Big enough to eat!", said Barbara. We're use to many more on or rides north of here.
The towns are spread out. In between there is farms. Orange for the most part, Olive and now wine grape. Of course they're are bits of other things. We saw about 2 acres of Pomegranate.
We're at the part of Spain that there is nothing for a long time. After a while, way off in the distance you will see what looks like a town. Sure enough, the Camino takes you to the town and past the Cathedral. Most of the time there closed. When they are open, we stop and go in. All are amazing! Never less then 600 years old, this type of stuff makes our trip!
We walk a lot. We don't take chances. We go slow. Missing a mark can and has added 20 miles to our day. Thats never good although we welcome the sights we wouldn't see otherwise. All in all, its all good. Tougher then what most would consider A Vacation, but its all we know.
Here are today's photos:
Barbara, Ian and Scott at todays start at the hotel.
We have never seen one like this!
The Tandem at the start of todays ride,
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