Day 7 - Spain Trip - Segovia and La Playa

Day 7
Thursday, June 27
Segovia, Playa

We bid Madrid farewell and made the trek north. I watched out the window of our bus as the landscape slowly changed. We went from an arid dry region through miles and miles of fields to lush grasses and into mountainous regions. I loved the blocks of yellow fields against the green and the mountains. It was a very windy day so I was able to watch waves rush through dry land. The wind whips through the fields bending the vegetation giving the appearance of waves. I love to watch those waves.

We stopped in Segovia. Segovia has an amazing aqueduct that extends all the way from the mountains 9 miles away built by the Romans. It is still functioning and amazing! The streets of Segovia are narrow and cobbled. The buildings have designs etched on their exteriors. We toured the third largest cathedral (Sevilla is number 1 and Toledo is number 2). We went to visit the palace but they closed it just as we got there because the wind was so strong. It blew down branches and a flag pole. It was no joke! The castle looked to be out of a fairy tale and we were told it was the most beautiful in all of Spain so I was sad we couldn’t go inside. We also had time in Segovia to sample a famous treat, and have lunch of suckling pig. It was very very tender and delicious!

Back on the bus we slept off out food comps and arrived on the coast of northern Spain at Playa del Ulsi in the Santander region.

We could see the ocean in the distance and a huge beach right in front of our hotel! The hotel was by far the nicest one we have stayed at! After checking in we went right out to the beach. We waded in the water and walked around the entire area. I was not a fan of stepping on and sinking in the mucky sand but I did enjoy the walk and the photo ops!

We stayed up way too late having a drink after dinner with the other adults, but when you have dinner at 8:30, midnight comes pretty fast!











Our funny local tour guide who is telling us about suckling pig










It was so so windy!  I may have unintentionally flashed a few folks that day...




The palace










the palace




















Getting cookies from the Nuns of Segovia!

The cookies!





Suckling pig














The beautiful country side




La Playa!



Our hotel






















Pete walking over to the dunes

































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