19th Sept Trillo to Cifuentes

Andy and I set off from Trillo early. Peter opted for a recovery day. He was exhausted from yesterday’s gruelling hills. It was briskly cool and we followed the river which had many cascades. The walk was through gardens and vegetable plots. I startled a deer but still didn’t see one! Again the villages were all asleep and coffee break just a dream.

As we walked to our first village we hoped for a bar but not only was it barless, the yellow signs disappeared and the direction towards a fountain were confusing in a town with 4!

Eventually we found the path and powered up to a small chapel on the hill from which we could see our next destination. Cufuentes was a large town with several historic buildings and a ruined castle and a bar! If this we were assured because Peter and Karen were already there shopping at the market.

We were so glad to arrive at Cifuentes. I was starving! We ordered toasts with tomato and cafe con leche. Karen and Peter had scoped out the town and so took us on a leisurely stroll to all the significant places.

We had only walked 13 kms today and I decided I would have a masssge and swim in the thermal pool at the Carlos111 spa hotel across the river in the afternoon. After yesterday’s massive walk I was a bit stiff.

Author: fleetfootkath

I am a keen walker and traveller. I love to explore and learn about new people, places and cultures with a sense of joy and gratitude for this fortunate life. I believe walking is a wonderful way to really connect with the present and the beauty of the world that surrounds us. It makes me happy.

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