SUNDAY 8th November
Up and away early today to catch the train to Cadiz. Some observations on the train journey include:
Flat farmland. Olives near Seville. Prickly Pear cactus. Large agave in flower. Cattle egrets. Concrete irrigation channels. Hen Harrier ring tail. Solar farms. Then later low bare hills. Winter fields. Jerez. Harvey ' Bristol Cream. Fantastic tiled station building. No sign of vineyards. Near coast salt pans and salt mountains. Black winged stilts on incredibly long legs. Stork nests on top of pylons birds now in Africa. Finally salt Marsh. Little egret. Across isthmus to Cadiz.
What a fabulous place Cadiz is. All dazzling white buildings and turquoise sea. We followed the walk in the guide book, which ensured that we enjoyed wonderful sea views from the walls, as well as seeing the narrow straight streets of the old town. Views of the cathedral from the seafront were stunning as were the views from the very interesting camera obscura. We even managed a walk on the beach with a paddle and some sea glass collecting. A beautiful sunset gave more photogenic views before catching the train home at 7.40.
Yet another day of fantastic weather.
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