I could quite have happily stayed for a week in last night's accomo. The lovely pool and settings were fab then it just got better as it was paella for dinner. Num. Watched Scooby doo while eating then had my pudding out on the terrace watching the sun set and the super moon rise. The lady owner joined ne and we had a good old matter about this and that, swapping stories and the like. She did ask some deep questions like what have I learnt from all this...questions I have no answers to. Hell I ask myself daily what am I doing?! (Sometimes in exasperation otherside still in slight disbelief that am doing it) so if I don't even know the answer to that fundamental question how can I possibly have the answers to any others!
As today's ride was only a short spin down to Murcia, I figured I could have a lie in, chill out and perhaps go for a swim before leaving. Of course that didn't happen. I slept really badly, was up early, and was too hyper to relax. So I was out the door by 9. Before I left though the lady had one last amusing question for me...she asked if it was an age thing but being by myself did I talk to myself like she often found herself doing. I believe my response was 'hell yeah!' Perfectly normal thing to be doing she was a lovely lady so if you are ever in the Murcia area stay there. She even took my photo as I left!
The ride to the city was pretty straightforward..50km of down and flat. it's strange though..the last few days the terrain has changed so much in such a short distance. From flat with dead sunflowers as far as you can see (depressing image if ever there was one), to vines and mountains, to almost Luna landscape today. Each change just from going over one hill.
Murcia seems a nice place..it feels quite different to the other cities I have been too, not really sure why. It seems to give off a more affluent feel to it though not sure I'd that is really the case. The cathedral is certainly a different style..a very ornate almost alter like front to it. And while there is the maze of streets and some old buildings most are of new design. It's a shame my head is to full of planning and logistics to go out and explore more, but I still have a lot to organise for the next few weeks. Not sure why more than normal but I think I got tired in the planning stage as much as I am now tired in the actual cycling stage.but anyway pretty much all routes, destinations and accomo is changing and my head hurts as everything has a knock on effect on another. Anyway it's all fun and only those few more weeks left to go.