Monday, May 14, 2012

Camino de Santiago and beyond

Well we are back.  We rode the Camino Frances in 12 days in some of the most awful weather we have every cycled in (see page Camino de Santiago).

From almost freezing on the Camino, this weekend we orienteered in the Albacete region in totally opposite conditions.  At the start line (in the forest) a thermometer read 34 degrees.  Many people (Spanish) struggled on their courses because of the heat.  Their bodies can normally cope with heat but because of the sudden change to summer temperatures they have not had time to acclimatise.  Hope the temperatures drop a little soon.

Because the weather was so hot during the race, in the evening when it was cool we were able to have an outside get-together.  One of our club-mates plays a guitar and sings and so does one of our friends from Barcelona.  We introduced them and they got out their guitars and we sat listening to them playing and singing until 11.15 p.m. - magical.

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