19.10.2011 - 23.10.2011 -24 °C
LB & C brought Mandy and Roy safely to Mallorca at 5 in the morning to find that the champagne mouse had put a bottle in the fridge and set out two glasses - it would have been rude to refuse, so we had a champagne breakfast and watched the sun come up.
We have s[emt the last few days meeting old friends on different parts of the island, and I have started to realise how small it is. I think I am ready to go now, and a new home in Galicia does seem very attractive. The land is bigger, the skys stretch further, it is greener and more giving. Ok, I will miss the warmth, but from there I could travel to the south, as we did on our trip, should I need extra vit D.
Roy and the creature will travel back via Barcelona and Santander next week and in the meantime we have to try and decide whether to buy one of the properties we saw or keep looking.
If we were to make another trip just for pleasure I would plan to cover smaller distances each time, spend two nights instead of one at each city, in order that we might actually see something of each place, and maybe not book so far in adv ance to allow for changes of mind. But I would definitely come back to The north of Spain and would encourage anyone reading this blog to do the same. The undiscovered corner of Spain won't stay undiscovered for ever so come and enjoy it before it is!
Ladybird and the Creature, Mandy and Roy