Up quite late had breakfast with 4 cups of coffee and then set off for the cable
car took about an hour in the mist to get there passing many tourists on the way.
We had a coffee at the top then caght the car down through the mist to pick up the
car in the car park. We then had a very windey trip to Santander, to drop off Nick
at the airport, but first we stopped off in decathlon to get a mountain bike and some
bits and pieces. After nick left we popped in to carrefour got lots of beer and some
dvds to watch and Angela bought the food, we managed to fit all the stuff in the
picasso surprisingly. Back then to the village, and we unpacked. We tried to watch
avp2 but the dvd didn't want to work this time so me and john took it apart this
time, but with no success.
Not up early, chopped logs for a considerable time, then went for a run, going numerous
different ways and getting a tan whilst running 7.6 miles. Watched aliens versus predator
2 on the new dvd player that Angela had bought from carrefour. A plane had crashed in
Spain that day killing many people, no news of any GB medals in the olympics. In the
evening did a small amount of stargazing after we celebrated John's birthday at midnight.
Good day for exercise whilst John and Angela tidied, I went for an 8 mile run along
the various villages around montecillo, afterwardsI got on the bike and cycled onto
polientes and around the rio ebro. Very warm got a bit sunburnt, started to watch
the bourne identity as well on the DVD. Angela had a very impressive meal ready
for when our guests arrive, Isla arrived with Ed who was an astrophysics person,
and then Lexy and Dwight and Hanri, Angelas friend, we had a very good dinner
party with great conversation and a lot of wine was drunk or at least speciality
beer in my case. People finally went to bed about 12.30pm, so I stayed up and
watched the end of the film and then read a bit.
Up not too early went for a 5 mile run with Ed, to the local village.
Popped into a town in the afternoon with John and Dwight and we had a
look around and booked the restaurant for the evening. We exchanged his
lamp which was the other reason for our visit, then we bought a very exciting
electrical flyswat, and I got some extra beers from the supermercado, and then
Dwight got us some icecreams. The restaurant reservation was for 9.15pm, which
is early in Spain, I started off with a first course of Cheese, then myself and
Lexi shared a T-bone steak, this was huge and we got to cook it ourselves on our
own grill on the table. We were stuffed by the end of it. When we got back I had
to stand up for quite a while to let my dinner settle.
In the evening we watched about an hour of hot fuzz, before bed time, then I watched
the bourne supremacy and did some star watching before going to bed.
Up for a run in the morning ran up to a wind farm about 9 miles but very steep. Arrived
back to find the others about to leave for the vineyards so quickly got dressed and got
in the car we set off on quite a long drive to Haro, a nice town were we sat outside a
town square and had some wine and Tapas, well I had beer as usual. We then visited
the tourist information office and got details of a local rioja producer. Hesus was
the guys name and he gave us a nice tour of his vineyard and then we sampled his 5
wines white and four red. This was very good value for €3. Back then in the car to
montecillo, we had some fun navigating through some little towns, but got back
quicker than we left and we got the BBQ started. The BBQ was copious, couldn't manage
it. After eating outside we retired indoors to watch the remainder of Hot Fuzz.
After that most people went to bed, so I watched the bourne ultimatum then went
out in the yard and did some star gazing. Till about 3.15.
Up about 10.45am. Went for a good long run of over nine miles visiting polientes on route,
then did a long cycle in the opposite direction. Back for lunch of ice cream.
In the evening we had an outdoor meal to music then had some more music indoors. I sampled
more mint chocolate baileys. Then watched a fistful of dollars when the others went to bed.
Woke up and went for a quick 3 mile run before most of the rest of the house was up. Had
a quick shower then off with, Ed, Isla, Dwight and Lexi to see a picturesque village,
were we took some pictures and had a coffee and some ice creams. Back then and lunch
outside, then packing and off to Santander. Journey back was uneventful, travelled back
with, John, Angela, Isla and Ed on the stanstead express.