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Subject: [OM] Nathan's PAD 4/12/2022: a bike ride in Andalusia
From: Nathan Wajsman <photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2022 12:37:20 +0100
This is a 4-day weekend for many people in Spain, becase Tuesday Dec. 6th is a 
national holiday, so everyone who can has taken Monday off to create “a bridge” 
as we call it. My wife is playing in a golf tournament in a small town about 
200 km south of Alicante, just south of the border between the autonomous 
regions of Murcia and Andalucía (the nearest bigger city is Almería). We are 
staying at a resort right on the coast, and while my wife plays golf I ride my 
bike, exploring the local roads. Yesterday I cycled south along a very nice 
coastal route. Five images follow.

This part of Spain is a mix of tourism and agriculture—a high share of the 
vegetables consumed in Spain and in Europe is grown in this region. This was 
the view right at the start of my ride:

The coastal road was truly lovely. The town in the distance is called 

I stopped for a few minutes in Villaricos:

I continued cycling south from Villaricos. The landscape became flat and the 
cycling was easy, but the beatiful coastal views were gradually replaced by 
urban sprawl. This is in the town Playa de Vera. A bit surreal to see Santa 
while it is a sunny 20C:

Still futher south, the town of Garrucha, now full tourist mode. I should not 
knock it, I am a tourist here myself, and the sea and sunshine provides people 
with a living. But it does not make for a particularly attractive view, so I 
continued a few km more to a town called Mojacár, where I turned around and 
headed back to our hotel:

Still, it was a nice few hours on two wheels, and a 70 km ride is always a good 


Nathan Wajsman

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