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Distance: 118km
Total ascent: 1110m
Time in the saddle: 5hr 16

Pretty uneventful day today..though to be fair after yesterday anything would pale in comparrison.

The route was headed back up the N340a toward the desert again but turning off about half way to head south over the Sierra Alhamilla to Nijar. This road I have to say is fantastic it swoops around and up the mountains then swoops along and down. Brilliant fun. First time I have enjoyed descending fir a while!

After Nijar it wasn't so fun. I was headed toward the Cabo de Gata, an area of unspoilt coastline. But unfortunately so was everyone else and there was lots of fast traffic that always tried to squeeze past me instead of waiting. I hate riding in that kinda traffic. One car was so close to me that I could have stroked the head of the dog that was leaning out of the passenger window. So grumbling along, surrounded by cars and plastic greenhouses, I had to wonder if it was worth it. I nearly gave up and headed straight to Almeria but I didn't. And I am glad I didn't. It was very surreal after all the cars headed that way..when you get to the park the road and thé huge long beach that it follows was pretty much deserted. It was very cool.

Oh that reminds me! The most important thing about today...it was cool! Blissfully cool. It stayed at about 27/28 until 1 when it hoiked up a bit to a nice 33. Perfect temperature, am hoping it stays that way!

Posted by louisebenn 11:07 Archived in Spain

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