We stopped at Camping Montfrague, on the edge of the Montfrague national park, for a few days. Montfrague is in Extremadura, mid Spain. Half way down, on the left side, quite close to Portugal, to be precise.
The flower is a crocus variant, which sprouts up all over the place here after the first rains of Autumn, and they have just had their first rain since Spring.
We met a lovely couple here…Vivien and Robert…who had managed to fit a few weeks touring in around their large families, running marathons, triathlons, writing books and house renovation. We traded sites over a botella or two. Actually I think the data flow was all in our direction.
Victor the vulture standing guard.
They take off and soar around looking for food once the sun heats the ground and the thermals start. Apparently they can soar with minimal energy expenditure, ideal when you may have to go 40 days or more between meals.
The Cardinal bridge. Built by some apparently benevolent Cardinal in the 15th century, to link east and west Extremadura. He knew a good business opportunity and proceeded to hit all crossers with a massive toll. The two rivers which cross the national park which end up in Lisbon, were dammed 60 years or so ago, just before they crossed into Portugal, and the Cardinal bridge spends almost all it’s time underwater now, except in times of drought.