Day 188: Almería –to Calahonda

Saturday October 8, 2005, 119 km (74 miles) – Total so far: 11,598 km (7,207 miles)

The morning’s ride was not too inspiring, through massive white-plastic encased tomato plantations, they cover an absolutely enormous area and can even be seen from space. Take a look on Google Earth, amazing.

Andalucía is a popular destination for cyclists. We met a couple of cycle tourists at lunchtime travelling in the opposite direction. They were over from London for a month (Kiwis I think by their accent). We saw quite a few other cyclists today too so we’re not alone.

We’re camping again tonight, possibly for the last time on this tour. ‘Don Cactus’ is an excellent campsite, near to the beach, with good facilities and its own zoo. The water in the showers is heated by solar panels. There’s a well stocked shop and cheap restaurant. They opened the restaurant just for Agata and me. We had 3 courses including wine for €€15.

A nice dolphin fountain in Almería

A nice dolphin fountain in Almería

The now familiar N340, our friendly coast road in Spain

The now familiar N340, our friendly coast road in Spain

White tree trunks on this avenue, just to keep them neat or for visibility?

White tree trunks on this avenue, just to keep them neat or for visibility?

The beautiful blue Mediterranean sea

The beautiful blue Mediterranean sea

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