A sting in the tail

Funny old day today. I needed some stuff from my favourite shop (you guess!) and I realised there was a branch in Salamanca so I started a little later in order to get there for opening at 10. I now have more protein shakes, lots of inner tube patches and glue, I was a bit…

What’s with me and Universities?

I am in Salamanca, I did not let this November rain scare me and I got on the road again. Woke up, fell out of bed, did not drag a comb across my head, but turned my attention to the bell tower outside. There was a nest of what I believe are storks. Quite amazing that these birds…

Guilty pleasures

Interesting day, I did what I set out to do, but I struggled. Today it was the temperature. It must have happened to you too, going out and thinking that what you’ve just heard Carole say is a load of bul*****. Well, there is science behind it. The temperature we feel is a result of…

Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition

Wow, I must be something wrong with me, I have the greatest difficulty in getting out of town and onto the right path. Perhaps I’m not as much a morning person as I thought I was. Getting out of Burgos this morning included almost getting to the tool plaza of the motorway and, upon rectifying…

La cattolica

Second day of rest. I spent the first nursing my body, i.e. doing nothing at all, as well as contemplating what to do today. After careful consideration, and no little reliance on the weather charts, I elected to stop for a second day. There is a lingering thought at the back of my mind that…

A day that almost broke me

Oh dear! What a day. I knew it was not going to be easy when it started raining as I was packing the bike. Never mind, I thought, time to take out my new wonder cape and put it to the test. Turns out it is as good as I expected and, while it does…

Boooooom!

No surprise then, further along in the post I will talk about the daily accident portrayed in the featured image, but for now let me give you the flavour of an otherwise quite enjoyable day. Left at 9:30 after having had a little conversation with the hotel owner and all his family. They were obviously…

I fought the law

This is one of those post where there are so many things to talk about that it would be almost worth writing two. On the other hand that would not be right as all these things have happened in one day so, trying to be brief, I’ll put them all here. Hostel was great and…

Hola que tal?

The time has come to leave my friends behind and, along with them, France. I left without hurry this morning. It was raining when I got up but by 10:30 it had stopped and that was the cue I was waiting for. Ramona came out with me walking Burro, her Scottish Terrier, and a few…