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Pool time and more learning Spanish

Day 11. 14th August, Near Cadiz

sunny 29 °C

I awake early as the night was a little rough what with music, chatter and a farmyard musical. Plus it turns out that dogs are not the only animals to communicate over vast distances the Cockerels had a major debate over something. It must have been important as none of them wanted to give in to the others.

Luckily the toilets and showers here are good. Our toilet has taken a bit of heavy use at the last few sites and we are running low on Blue. You may or may not know what Blue is. Lets just say chemical toilets are like the world. You need a little blue and pink to make it work. Sometimes you can find blue that also works as pink, either way it works. Anyway I proceed to take the morning walk to find myself greeted by a curtain of flys outside our door. The joys of farm life.

A lazy morning ambles by and Mum and Dad arrive just in time for lunch. Fresh bread and fillings. YUM. Beds all rearranged and we are sorted. Maybe it should have felt strange but it seemed perfectly normal to meet them here. Bodhi found it a little surprising and gave them a warm welcome.

Dad offers to look after Bodhi and gives us a chance for the first time to swim as a family. It was so refreshing and the water was just right. Just needed as it was very hot.

For the evening we set off to the restaurant and leave Bodhi in the van as it has cooled off. He welcomes the van. We think it gives him a rest as he feels safe. The only people in and out he's ever seen are us so he can fully let his guard down and rest.

The meal is a funny affair. Our waiter has little or no English and at first he seems impatient and fed up but as we try our Spanish he seems to relax and begins to have a laugh. Dark rum is not something the Spanish seem to drink. After a few attempts we think we all understand. Order complete. Seconds later he's back, more sign language, I have to go and look at the bar with him. I select what turns out to be a very nice Caribbean rum. It was so relaxing and all set under twinkle lights in the tree branches overhead.

Dan and I get to walk Bodhi alone for the evening which again is a first and then that's the end of another day.

Posted by fordcrew 08:58 Archived in Spain

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