There are Bones in these Olives

We spent the last couple of days at the Calig campsite exploring Vinaròs and Cervera. We cycled back to Vinaròs on Wednesday to pick up a Sim from the local vodaphone shop.

Vinaròs Roundabout

Roundabout en route to Vinaròs

Cafe in Vinaròs

Cafe in Vinaròs

Handily, there was a cafe just by the vodaphone shop where Nia settled down whilst I talked gigabytes and euros with the vodapeople.
The waiter was charming, and determined to speak English.
‘I am learning English. We speak in English’
Nia:’Two glasses of white wine please’
Waiter: ‘Red wine.’
Nia:’No, white wine please’.
Waiter: ‘OK’
He turned up shortly with a bottle of red wine..’This is very good Valencian wine…’
Nia didn’t have the heart to ask for white again…and it was a nice drop of red…but we had to decline the bottle.
He then turned up with a dish of olives…’Be careful, these olives have bones…’
Bones…stones…no big difference.

After the wine tasting we walked around Vinaròs for a while then had lunch on the front, at a good restaurant called El Barco…the boat.

Breakwater at Vinaros

Breakwater at Vinaros

There is a long breakwater to cycle along at Vinaròs for a bit of post lunch exercise.

The Boss

The Boss

Old Crane

Old Crane

Nets Drying in the Sun

Nets Drying in the Sun

Wings Drying in the Sun

Wings Drying in the Sun

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On Friday we cycled to Cervera del Maestrat which is an old hilltop town about 7 miles away. The route there is along a fairly main road but there was little traffic. We were passed by a couple of cheerful be-lycra’d pelotons.

Bike route to Cervera

Bike route to Cervera

Cervera from afar

Cervera from afar

We stopped by this orchard on the way, for a breather and photo opportunity.

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There is a lot to see in Cervera .This gaudiesque building is half way up the village and sits opposite a beautiful cactus garden.

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We abandoned the bikes towards the top of the village and walked up past the old church to a ruined and part restored castle on the hill top where we had our picnic lunch.

Church from the Castle Entrance

Church from the Castle Entrance

On the Ramparts

On the Ramparts

Looking South

Looking South

We cycled back for a barbecue…chicken kebabs and roast red pepper.

Pool at L'Orangeraie

Pool at L’Orangeraie

We left Camping L’Orangeraie on Saturday morning heading towards Alcossebre, 30 miles down the coast. The site pool looks very inviting but we never took the plunge…a bit early in the season.

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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4 comments on “There are Bones in these Olives
  1. Rosie Pike says:

    Looks lovely, we may head inland tomorrow for a change as the weather is not beach weather!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday Peter I see by your photos you had a good day. Keep up the blog and photos as I look forward to reading it.

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