Zafra – After the hail we enjoyed the hot shower in the Albergue so much so that we decided to stay another night. Having a full kitchen to use rather than our single pot stove was great to try a few more complicated Spanish foods from the supermarket.
South of Zafra was a great days riding – we set out to do 105kms but a minor navigational glitch found us pushing our bike along a muddy path rather than bitumen highway. Tim particularly enjoyed the riding through another national park = this one was paddocks of Acorn trees and black Iberian Pigs (Jamon) running around. We stayed in Almaden de la plata...Lots of fun peering into the plaza del toro.
We arrived in Seville for their biggest festival of the year = Feria. It was kind of like race day mixed with traditional costumes and horses/carriages. Big...an entire city block filled with marquees for food drink and dancing...shoulder to shoulder. We didn't have to watch out for drunks vomiting (Australian) but to make sure we weren't run over by a horse and cart.
Cadiz had a stunning coast line full of historic buildings and fortifications.
Gibraltar- our day trip was a novelty...the town itself was like a theme park based on Britain - British everything...the food was crap, prices high and even red telephone boxes. Fortunately the 'rock' mad up for the city. We were exhausted after walking up/down around it but great!