HETTY GOES TO “EL RICIO“

The Drivers blog

Let’s hope this journey is worth it as we had to go to Seville before turning back towards the coast . We considered overnighting in Seville but it was just too hot plus as we passed over the bridge we could see the Aire we were in a couple of years back at Easter and it was rammed full and remembering how hot it was in the carpark Aire a decision was made ..Onwards to El Rocío. On nearing the area we passed through a small village and we must have missed a turn as we found ourselves in a maze of one way narrow streets with a brick arch narrower than Hetty so we had to pull in the wing mirrors and just scraped through with The Cook as a walking guide . Then out into the wilds with a fence both sides of the road but what’s this a series of roundabouts but all have no side roads “strange I thought”. Then speed bumps protecting pedestrian crossings but no footpaths nore pedestrians …This went on for 14 kilometres …Very wearing on The Drivers nerves bump …bump … bump it went ..plus putting a major risk on beer opening with an explosion at our destination.

At last a T junction and turn left for a little while on a normal road and then the camp site. €21 until midday tomorrow ..Shame it’s now after 6pm . I Set Hettys electric cable up …WiFi all included but too late for a washday as tumble dryer broken. I decided to go for a swim to cool down a bit only to be told it CLOSED for the winter yesterday. Oh well beer did not explode and The Driver chilled OUT ..

The Cook blog

Massive wash in the morning and all dry by lunch .. A walk to the town had to wait as the heat was intense .. 6 pm The Driver says ..Have you ever tried to change a Duvet cover in this heat ? We did without any frayed tempers …

House keeping done with a note to ration ginger biscuits 🍪 to 2 a day as supplies are going down fast .. only 1.5 Pks left ..

We even looked at ferry fares for our return to UK then went NAAAAAA …wait a bit …We’re not ready to come home yet ..Even though we miss Ruby ..

EL RICIO

Please use the link above .it’s a better explanation of this pilgrim town than I can give ..

Sand streets …..Sand every where but we loved it

Main Street

Flamingo Dresses

Cathedral

The Madonna of the Pilgrimage

NO PHOTOS whoops

and horses

Tomorrow Portugal

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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