La Gironda

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    • Day 44

      Ronda (only one d)

      January 23 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

      Up early to go and beat the crowds at Ronda. Managed to find a good street parking spot and walked a mile or so down to see the bridge, which of course I couldn't look down from, so the sky suddenly became very interesting.
      John spotted a museum en route. It was really good. Museo Lara. It had all sorts of engineered implements from guns (which I found surprisingly interesting. They were works of art), sewing machines, nautical measuring instruments, cameras, knives, pipes, guitars and loads more. It also had a witchcraft section (see videos) and a Spanish inquisition section. John was bowled over with it and said it's one of the best museums he's been to. It was a private collection. We would have stayed longer but it was too cold inside and we'd dressed for 23° (it felt a lot hotter than that in the sun).
      We splashed out on lunch of goat's cheese 'brick' (which turned out to be deep fried in batter parcel) and a waldorf style salad for me and beef and bacon burger with chips for John, plus bottled waters, a coffee for me, and a pudding for John. It cost €43, probably higher prices due too being close to the bridge. Ironically, we chose the one sunny table outside but half way through, they went and put a parasol up and placed it so we got no sun! It was too late to ask them not to.
      There were many parties of people with a guide. Mainly Japanese we thought. Lots of nationalities but luckily at this time of year it didn't feel crowded. Good for people watching. We then walked to lower ground and saw the bridge from below.

      Moving on, we tried an overnight spot in Montelballo but didn't like it so have ended up here. In a small area where walkers come, near a place called Moron.
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    • Day 44

      Ronda cont.

      January 23 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

      Some creepy stuff and an interesting machine for women. No doubt the church would have ruled them witches for having such a thing.
      Soil colour change and lush green fields on way here.

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