Woke up this morning to a text message, "Want to go for a ride?"
Looked out the window and while there were some clouds on the horizon, it was going to be a beautiful, sunny day.
In just minutes from my Almohad refuge I can be rolling through olive groves and before you know it, a 2000+ year old road that was laid by the Romans. A road called the Ruta de la Plata that runs from Seville, 300kms south from here all the way up to Astorga where it meets with the Camino de Santiago (the French Way).
The day stayed clear and the only clouds over head were the hundreds of Griffon Vultures that swirled above at one point.
The countryside is already bleaching gold but the wild lavender, rosmary and thyme make for delicious riding.