These photographs are just amazing!
Gilliwolfe has changed very slightly the appearance of the post. But it’s just as good!
Day 19: Riogrande to Alfarnatejo 16k
By Tom and Chica, 16th February, 2020
Written by Tom’s wife
This morning’s doze was interrupted at 6:30 by a digger starting up and then at 7:15 by lights of a 4 X 4 as fella turns up for work. Hey-ho! So up and into town for double rations of bacon bocadillos with coffee and on the road at 11am. Passing out of town, two ground workers and the digger driver wanted to know if it was cold in the tent so I put them right; good sleeping bag and doggie hot water bottle. After a bit more building site banter (to make me feel at home, but without the rain) I stopped at the fuentes on the outskirts of the town, had a quick wash and filled the water bottles.
A hard uphill slog followed and this pack isn’t getting any lighter, I’m going to have to be more ruthless in selecting items next time! But it was a great day’s hiking and I was delighted to find Restaurante Gerado by the Rio Sabar where I scoffed an early supper of ham, egg and chips with two beers for €8. Bargain! Sated we trotted off into the hills for 45 mins and found a lovely camping place in the olive terraces – pictures tomorrow.
It’s an amazing walk and that doesn’t really give full justice to what Tom and his two dogs are doing.
It’s a very real pleasure to be given the permission to republish these episodes.
Another three next week!