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Month: March 2016

AFF finished – Portugal here we come! 24 – 29th March 2016

AFF finished – Portugal here we come! 24 – 29th March 2016

  Thursday 24th March Last night we cycled into the nearest village Bollulos de la Mitacion. It’s not far, only 7km, but most of that is rutted dirt track. In the village we did some shopping and had dinner. Cycling back in the dark along the dirt track was challenging. We don’t cycle much in the dark, let alone on rutted dirt tracks. But we got back safely to our campsite – no one else around for miles. This morning…

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Daz AFF – freefall March 2016

Daz AFF – freefall March 2016

  Monday 21st March During the night there was some thunder and lightning and a short rain storm. Daz is just getting up and the rain starts again. It looks as if the water is seeping through to the sleeping compartment. I need to get up and pack away our sleeping bags and sort our other kit so it doesn’t get wet. I hide in the cafe; the rain continues. I see Daz during the morning. He’s doing his ground…

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Seville – Semana Santa and flamenco 19/20 March 2016

Seville – Semana Santa and flamenco 19/20 March 2016

  Saturday 19th March Daz posted a question about condensation in tents, apparently a common and well known problem. Some travellers pack up first thing and then get everything out at lunchtime to dry – what a pain that is. ‘Chavs r us’ – we’ve got our tent hanging out of our Hostel window. We know how to lower the tone in a good area. Today our last workaway hosts, Chris and Des, are visiting us in Seville. We’re expecting…

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Ronda to Seville – 9th to 20th March 2016

Ronda to Seville – 9th to 20th March 2016

  Wednesday 9th March   Ronda to Fuengirola (via train to Malaga)   Distance 45 km Max speed NA kmph (battery failure) Average speed NA kmph Total 2852.73 km   This morning we are up for 7am, pack and head for the train station. We’re getting the train to Malaga. First leg is on the Granada train changing at Bobadillo and we’ve managed to board, only the change to worry about now. We’re always worried about train journeys but so…

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Daz’s birthday – Canyoning and Via Ferrata

Daz’s birthday – Canyoning and Via Ferrata

  Sunday 6th March Happy Birthday Darren! And today we’re off canyoning to celebrate – my kind of hell – I hate heights so general feelings of trepidation tinged with fear! We have a quick breakfast then we are picked up by Jose and Victor from Sport mountain in their Vw van. They are both Spanish but have good English. We are off to Zahara de la Sierra to the Green Throat Canyon – La Garganta Verde. We see Griffin…

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Workaway Venta Valero – 23rd Feb to 5th March 2016

Workaway Venta Valero – 23rd Feb to 5th March 2016

  Tuesday 23rd February – Workaway – Venta Valero Des, our new boss, suggested that we start our stay with a visit to Alcala la Real. The town has an impressive fortress and was a strategic stronghold during medieval times and subsequently occupied by the Moors in 713. Thereafter, Alcalá was the scene of frequent battles between the Moors and the Christians. This tumultuous period lasted until 1341 when Alfonso XI gained control of the town. The crown established an…

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