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Cabrerizos

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    • Day 14

      Don Quijote in Salamanca

      September 6, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Wir sind wieder in Salamanca und wir haben uns wieder auf dem netten Campingplatz "Don Quijote" einquartiert.
      Nach einer gemütlichen Fahrt über Burgos und Valladolid sind wir gestern am frühen Nachmittag hier angekommen.
      Wir haben uns mal so richtig gemütlich eingerichtet, haben einige Runden im netten Swimmingpool des Platzes gedreht und für den Abend einen Tisch im angrenzenden Restaurant reserviert .... gut war's, sonst hätten wir gar selbst kochen müssen. Da das Essen dort wirklich ausgezeichnet ist, ist das Restaurant täglich ausgebucht. Es wird auch von den Einheimischen sehr gerne frequentiert. Für Donnerstag haben wir vorsichtshalber schon einen netten Tisch geordert. 😊
      Heute haben wir unsere erste gemütliche Runde durch Salamanca gedreht: mit dem Rad am Ufer des Tormes bis in die Stadt und dann auf zur Suche der Tapas-Bar, bei der wir voriges Jahr so gut gegessen hatten. Nach einigen Zusatzrunden durch die kleinen Gassen haben wir's geschafft! Gut war's wieder!!
      Die nächsten Tage lassen wir es hier gemütlich angehen, werden noch den ein oder anderen Tag in die City radeln, im Pool plantschen und auch Hausarbeiten erledigen (Wäsche waschen, ....).
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    • Day 13

      Camping Don Quijote

      September 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Still heading back but stopped for the night at a campsite in Spain near Salamanca.
      Nice place by a river with a bicycle 🚴🏻‍♀️ 🚴🏻‍♂️ track leading into town. Lots of British Motorhomes and Caravans here heading to and from the UK 🇬🇧 Nice bar on site selling a good selection of alcohol 🍺Read more

    • Day 30

      Secret Salamanca

      June 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      We had a leisurely start this morning, did a bit of laundry and caught up on admin. Also a wee bit of planning to avoid the impending heatwave that's about to strike. Heading North seems to be the best option.
      Then we cycled back into town. Bought some great pasties from the Salamanca equivalent of Gregg's and ate them in a park. Then we went to meet the chap (Mark from Leicester, lived in Salamanca for 16 years, teaches English ) for our guided walk. We were the only clients so it was a bit like seeing the city with a chum except his views on Brexit were a bit dodgy. He told us stuff we didn't know, and walked us to hidden places we hadn't seen so it was great.
      After we finished we went on his recommendation to climb a belltower in a private university where we had stonking views over the city. It was just what we had hoped for.
      We cycled back along the River Tormes to the campsite where our Dutch neighbours had rescued our smalls that had blown away...
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    • Day 29

      Where is the lake?

      June 23, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

      Astonishly we woke up at 10am. We had earplugs in and they obviously worked. Loads of tents and vans had left without disturbing us.
      We decided to turn our backs on gilt and religion for once and Ian mapped a 30 mile route to a big lake where we hoped to have a picnic.
      We ended up heading up a gravel road to a water tower, and then past lots of signs that looked suspiciously like no entry signs. We followed a canal, met 2 walkers only, and then reached a sign over a dam that , roughly translated, said "really don't go here we have cameras". All the while the lake was missing.... Dried up we presume. So we took a detour and finally reached a tarmac road with a little traffic. Found a picnic spot in the middle of nowhere, and then Ian acted as a windbreak for a strong headwind home that nearly finished us. More miles than we had intended in the heat.
      Last stretch was along the river. We happened upon a village fiesta with an oom pa pa sort of band and trestle tables and everyone out strolling.
      Home for a rehydrate and a rest and paella and BBQ pork.
      Back to religion tomorrow we think.
      Safer option, or maybe someone is trying to tell us something...
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    • Day 28

      The long journey north begins

      June 22, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      We left the campsite early (glad...washrooms unclean and odd feel about the place ) and had a short journey on an empty motorway to Salamanca. Our campsite here couldn't be more different. Welcoming, organised, nice bar and restaurant, nice pool, washrooms you could eat your dinner off. We have a huge pitch, nice and private. We spent a couple of hours organising and resting in the heat, and then rode a lovely 45 minute route along the river into Salamanca. We parked our bikes and strolled about in the sun for a couple of hours. Elegant and interesting city, buzzing with families and even a wedding to watch. Decided we will stay an extra day it's so nice. Mindful of approaching heatwave too....
      Not a big fan of Dyson the man but the Dyson fan has been a life saver...
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