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Archive for the ‘Huelva’ Category

The Orce Experience

OrceTravelled to Orce last night for a meal with friends. A pleasant evening, their last for a while as they’re heading back to the UK. In the town centre there is a pizza bar who put chairs and tables out – you can’t miss it, the chairs are there as you walk into the centre.

Nice tapas.

We then headed off to the outskirts of Orce for dinner – not one of the best in terms of food and service, I think everyone would agree but pleasant enough.

OrceTonight, Maureen and I will return to the village as they have their annual medieval market in the evening and there are usually some Kodak moments to be had.. most likely an early night as tomorrow we’re off on the long drive to Rio Tinto and on to Huelva for a couple of days.

I’d planned to visit with friends in Gibraltar this summer but with the possibility of long queues thanks to intransigent Spanish authority behaviour.. and Maureen’s foot not being quite sorted yet which means I’m driving, so we decided to stick to the more direct route.

As you can see, it’s quite a trip – we’re stopping near Rio Tinto and the plan is to learn all about that area and the mining background before heading off down to Huelva the next day.

I’ll be updating Facebook and the blog.

The Trip from Galera to Huelva

No Mas Barbas

Galera HotelWhat a cracking day yesterday in Huescar and at the Orce pool -  and at the end of it the usual culprits met in the Galera Hotel for drinks as is customary on a Thursday night.

After a day that saw temperatures as high as 36c, the evening was marvellous as you’ll see from the night shot. Clear skies and easily warm enough to sit outside past midnight.

And so it was that some of us ended up at La Posa restaurant and bar and after some excruciating singing from some of the guys, Simon and I ended up agreeing to a charity shave – except the charity bit never took off, probably due to alcohol. We did try to enlist others but with Simon bursting out into singing mode every now and then I think people were too busy laughing to take anything we said seriously.

BeardlessI’m writing this first thing and I’ve just posted the pic on Facebook to ensure that Simon holds to his end of the bargain.  I’ve had the beard and moustache ever since someone pointed out to me that I bore a slight resemblance to the crook in the excellent 2011 “TinTin” movie from which point on I made sure the beard exactly matched the cartoon character!

But that is all history now, for a few days at least, it’s back to basics! My right ribs are aching again this morning -  no doubt from lifting stuff I should not – and up to now It looks like I’m the only one up and about.

Galera at night

Been catching up with emails and now the sun is up, a spot of breakfast in the Pergola before checking out Huelva for our short trip next week.