A long road south..


OMG ……Cereras Aire ..more a car park but full of motor homes travelling back to where ever ..one couple from Staffs were on their way back from Morocco after a 10week tour in a van around 7.5 m long ..6 berth ..with swimming pool ..no just kidding ..but big .

Post from John
I am writing this as Susan is a little stressed.
The journey from La Alberca was via some very narrow and steep roads to about 4000 feet with precipitous drop offs occasionally at Susan’s side!. I knew she was not happy due to the squeals and gasps …however we had to do 17 km due to the fact there was nowhere to turn around, then we reprogrammed the satnav for the fastest route, when we arrived at the next village and it took us on another 10km of mountain roads.
This said the views where magnificent and the fact that the road was not much wider than Hetty meant we where only travelling at about 20kph to allow chance to stop at each blind hairpin bend if required .
We did meet one artic with very large trailer coming the other way but I saw him a little in advance and managed to duck into a field entrance to let him past. We dropped to a river at one point and thought that the road would be down the valley from here but no back up the other mountain.
The last section off the mountain was via very steep hairpin bends with words painted on them presumably from a Tour du Espagne mountain section , Poor bastards.
Then onto normal roads for the rest of the journey.
The Spanish are very courteous drivers and considering that pedestrians have right of way on Zebra crossings, stepping out without even looking you have to keep your wits about you, especially as crossings are always on the exit from roundabouts. In town the lights controlling crossings and junctions have countdown for how much time left at green and then at red for drivers and pedestrians as these are the only crossings pedestrians do not have automatic right of way. …and we haven’t hit one yet ..

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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