We have been very fortunate recently to be able to spend 2 weeks traveling in Europe. We have started our European adventure in Madrid and taken a roadtrip to a little town in the south of Spain, called Almerimar. It takes about 6 hours to drive from Spain's capital through La Mancha and Andalusia to get to this little coastal town and the land is so very different from Alberta. The colours of spring - rich, juicy greens of the field contrasting nicely with reddish browns of the soil and silver green of ever present olive trees made it very interesting.
We have seen the white windmills of La Mancha, bringing instantly to mind Cervantes and his Don Quixote, the fields full of solar batteries and groupings of wind turbines ( I wonder what Don Quixote would think about those?! ;D) spread along the way through Andalusia as well, the images of El Toro spread here and there along the road.
From the highway we could see an occasional castle with surrounding it village or a little town tacked neatly into a mountain valley..
When we did stop I could not resist taking some pictures of flowers and foliage whether in the mountains or when we reached the coast..
And before the end of the drive I got to see the Mediterranean Sea for the first time! I have enjoyed watching from the top of a cliff turquoise waves hitting the rocks down below.
Many times we have been lamenting the lack of both the stopping places on the highway as well as time for the views were quite often very picturesque. But still between me and Mac we have managed to bring back with us about 8 thousand images..
I have shared today some of what we've seen on the way to our destination in Almerimar. I hope you've enjoyed this part of our trip. And for several more weeks, I am sure, we will try to give you a glimpse of the wonderful places we've visited...