Arroyo de El Bodón

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    • Day 27

      To the frontier

      June 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Headed off to cross another set of mountains - the Sierra de Francia - this time on a passable road which had a line down the middle....
      Great views across into Portugal - we are very close to the border now. Stopped at a picture book town at the top for coffee - La Alberca. Enticed to buy what we thought were cookies but turns out big slabs of chocolate with walnuts in ...€5 !
      On down the other side and stopped at Ciudad Rodrigo. A historic walled border town. Spent most of its history defending itself against attack from all sides. Even Wellington had a go at it.
      We wandered the deserted narrow streets and climbed the walls. At 6 pm everyone came out to the main square for drinkies so we people watched for an hour or so. Swallows in their hundreds swooped all round the square. We had sussed out our dinner venue and it was a great success. Divine seafood stuffed peppers and the best fillet steak we have ever eaten.
      Campsite poor though and in a dodgy part of town. It is the first time we have felt a bit insecure on our travels...
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