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Thursday, 10 January 2013

We're still in Caminomorisco. Damned weather.


Nooooooooooooooo! I woke up this morning and as it became light enough to see, all I could see was grey sky and rain. I refuse to waste the brilliant roads in this area by riding them in the wet, so we are staying here for another night. I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow.

It surprises me how much I enjoy going to the supermarket here. Each row presents a whole range of goodies that we haven't seen, or tried before. We usually find something new to try each visit. When we were riding through the mountains yesterday Suzanne suggested that it would be a good idea if we carried a little "emergency ration pack" on the bike. Just in case we ever run into problems and have to unexpectedly spend the night in the bush. I actually had this on my comprehensive list before we left, but then forgot all about it. So today we bought and sampled a few cans of goodies that if we like we will restock and leave on the bike. One can of Cada Dia Una Salada (Salmon salad), one can of Magro de Cerdo (Ham), and one can of Ensalada Italiana (Italian salad). That should see us through if we get stuck for a night.

We also took the opportunity to stock up on some things for lunch. The only bad thing today was we didn't find any Kinder Pinguis.

In the absence of any real news here are a few more photos from yesterday:

Another cool old Guzzi. 

 Sweet little alloy bodied roadster.

Cute from behind as well.

One for he Get Smart fans, 

Just another couple of bends in the road...

We had dinner in the hotel again and were joined by Nieves (the owner) and Tamara (the owner's daughter). Neither of them spoke any English, but with the assistance of Google Translate we had a good conversation over dinner. We then sat and watched football on TV with a bunch of locals with Madrid creaming the other team. I had my first "argument" here. Supporting Barca in a town so close to Madrid isn't a acceptable according to Nieves. : )

We're more than happy to give our hotel a plug. If you are a motorcyclist who wants a base to explore some of the best roads you'll ever find, Cristania Hotel Rural in Caminomorisco is a good choice. If you're riding in Spain, I suggest you go out of your way to go there. You won't be disappointed. The rooms are large so you're not tripping over your gear and Nieves and Tamara are lovely people who will look after you very well. They even let us park our bike out the back so it couldn't be seen from the road. When you go there please say hi from Suzanne and Simon from Australia. If you go in summer it might be advisable to book first as it gets pretty busy with motorcyclists. Don't forget to brush up on your Spanish before you go. For more info visit:

Our plan for tomorrow is...we're going to try something totally new. Suzanne has perused the maps, consulted Google Maps, and visited the web to choose our itinerary, with absolutely no input from me. Yes, of course I'm scared. 

Who knows where we'll end up...

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