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  • Day41

    A good day out that went bad

    May 19, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    After a leisurely breakfast we went exploring. Our first stop was to the Oma forest where an artist has painted the trunks of trees in a grove.
    Parked in a carpark adjacent to a restaurant. Quite a crowd around being a Saturday and a wedding on at the restaurant. Walk to forest was about 6 km return and quite hilly but through beautiful country side. Could not have been too hard as the locals were taking their kids and dogs for the walk. Painted forest was nice but not over exciting. Back at the cafe feeling quite weary we had a coffee and snack.
    That was the end of the nice day out!!
    Returned the car to find a broken window and our gear with passports etc inside gone from the boot of the car.. We had been robbed. After much gnashing of teeth and a few bad words we returned to the farmstay to see what we had to do to sort things out. The owners were extremely sympathetic and helpful and even came with us to Gernica to report the incident to police. The police were also very helpful, and called Canberra for us to find out where we had to go to get emergency passports. Unfortunately it was Madrid.
    On return to the farmstay we went out to dinner with a group of 4 Aussies who were also staying. This was a nice distraction and we had the most delicious serve of Monkfish and some gorgeous Rioja wine.
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