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Over the Hills and Far Away – 14 – Molina de Aragon revisited

Molina de Aragon

As our last major stop on the way home we chose Molina de Aragon. We’d been there before and knew there was a great place to park up for the night, in the shadow of the impressive old fort there. What we hadn’t done previously, however, was explore the town below, which, on the outskirts looked fairly unappetizing, but on further inspection yielded up a few unexpected treasures in the form of interesting buildings and suchlike.

The latest word in Spanish Air conditioning.......

We also climbed the hill to the top of the fort once again, by way of awarding ourselves some exercise (and thereby giving us a good excuse to eat a lot at dinnertime)

No bike ride today, then......

The weather. so long nipping at our heels as we escaped Southwards, finally caught up with us during  the night, and we awoke to the quite preposterous site of little mounds of snow on the bike saddles outside the rear window. Remember, this was Spain, in May.

Were we really basking in Sunshine just a few short days ago to the North?

As we headed across the hills towards the home, the snow proliferated, and we began to wonder if we’d ever escape it.

The skies begin to clear as we get ever closer to home.....

Some kilometers short of Murcia though, we stopped for our last overnight. the next morning the coast, and the familiar golden rays of home were there to welcome us.  Considering this had been a necessary trip to get the Boomobile tested, and drop Miki’s parents home, it had turned into a wonderfully enjoyable and impromptu holiday!

(You can see Miki’s sketches from Molina and elsewhere on the trip HERE.)

Kev Moore

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June 13, 2010 - Posted by | Art, fun, life, nature, photography, travel, writing | , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Well, at least there does not look like a flood. Arkansas got pummeled. A camp I gone to as a child. Flash Flood, deaths and missing. A wild place. Glad you are nearing home and His loving Hands guide you!

    Sherrie

    Comment by Sherrie Roberts | June 14, 2010

  2. We’ve been home safe a while now Sherrie – I’m just a little behind posting about our trips. In fact, we’ve come and gone on another one since then, and I’ll begin posting about that one later today!

    Comment by kevmoore | June 14, 2010

  3. First picture is gorgeous. It should be the cover of a fantasy novel. Historical fantasy. Don Quixote style.

    Comment by sittingpugs | June 14, 2010

  4. Thanks SP 🙂

    It’s really not all that far away from where Cervantes had his hero travelling, if I’m not mistaken. Don’t go getting me inspired to write one – In the words of Ronnie Wood: “I’ve got my own album to do!”

    Comment by kevmoore | June 14, 2010

  5. Those buildings look great for sketching!

    Comment by shelleymhouse | June 14, 2010

  6. Shelley: Couldn’t stop her sketching on that trip (or any trip for that matter!) 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | June 14, 2010

  7. Miki inspires me to do more outdoor sketching. I will be making a trip to London this fall, and I would love to come back with something in my sketchbook.

    Comment by shelleymhouse | June 14, 2010


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