Castillo de GarcimuñozFebruary 12, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C
We needed to make headway down south to where our WWOOF placement is due to begin in 10 days time. We therefore allowed motorways on the sat nav and took a direct route to the aire at Castillo de Garcimuñoz, next to its grey stone brick castle wall. At over 900m above sea level there were still patches of snow on the ground. It was quiet and overlooked a few garages and the terracotta tiled roofs of small outhouses, to rolling hills dotted with low trees, in the middle distance.
Despite Vicky's prescription working to build up her Vitamin D levels, she was once again too weak to go out. She was however happy for Will to make his way in to the little town and buy a coffee and olives at a local bar. The castle looked interesting but was closed for renovation so we weren't able to explore inside. As darkness fell we heard a strange wailing outside. A flock of sheep that were close but hidden from us were bleating. We looked once the morning came but still couldn't see them. As well as being almost barren of vegetation, much of the countryside in this area has been devoid of farm animals as far as we've been able to see.Read more