Esta mañana ya hemos dado una buena vuelta, un poco de aventura muy agradable. Terreno no demasiado difícil, pistas con muros de piedra seca con vacas y toros alrededor. Dehesa y praderas, paisaje bastante verde y atractivo en un día que intento llover.
Un pueblo muy tranquilo, la verdad me sorprende al estar tan cerca de Madrid. No me he encontrado a nadie en toda la ruta. Agua en zonas de prados, toda una sorpresa con lo mal que vamos de agua.
Intentaremos un poco de visita de pueblos esta tarde. Hemos comido barbacoa, con buena temperatura y algo de viento.
Unos minutos de relax, para continuar la aventura.
Oficialmente ya estoy de vacaciones, unos días desconexión con escapada a Madrid. Todo llega y también pasa, pero hay que saborear esos días.
El paisaje ha explotado en una semana de calor. Temperaturas que se normalizan, pero la ausencia de heladas y la lluvia de Febrero ha dado una floración espectacular.
Viajar en primavera es bonito por la variedad de paisajes, a mi gusto mejor que tórrido verano ibérico donde el calor y el ambiente seco domina. Los viajes de semana santa en familia lo demuestran, en estaciones de transición se agudiza la variedad climática peninsular. Las zonas frías la primavera en la vegetación es en Mayo y Junio, por contra en las zonas más suaves ya empieza en Febrero, Marzo. Finales de Abril puedes encontrar casi toda la península verde, Mayo ya empieza a secar un poco más en zonas como la Dehesa.
Esta escapada nos ayudará a conocer un poco de la Sierra de Madrid. Del sistema Central conozco un poco más la vertiente Segoviana, así como la parte más occidental en Cáceres, Avila y Salamanca. Ahora toca el pulmón de Madrid. Me gusta conocer donde se escapan de las grandes urbes. Soy poco urbanita y ahora aún más rural, pero me he criado en Area metropolitana y he chupado mucho Barcelona, así que muevo bien en la ciudad aunque no sea mi zona de comfort.
Explicaré la experiencia, hoy ha tocado un poco de lenguaje de calle, me dejo llevar por la vena metropolitana, yo mismo me defino como un renegado o desertor metropolitano.
Viernes ya cansado de madrugones, a estas horas la mente se vuelve confusa, la pereza me invade. Pueden salir ideas, en este estado de transición de estar plenamente activo a caer rendido al segundo de estirarse.
Dando vueltas al pasado, esforzándome en no olvidar detalles, pero ya no soy el mismo, perspectiva muy diferente. Cosas que te marcaron y sucedieron porque era tu destino, te han ayudado a ser cómo eres. No vale la pena recordar con la mentalidad de ahora, hay que recordar cómo pensaste, buscar es tu mismo que ha quedado envuelto en múltiples capas.
Porque no recuerdo quien fui y tampoco tengo claro quién soy. La vida te arrastra sin darte cuenta. No hay plan de rescate, puros sueños que acaban en realidad menos espectacular.
The last weekend we cross a border after some strange months. Small country in the middle of the Pyrenees, one Atlantic valley, the rest of the water end in Ebro river in the Mediterranean sea.
I used to visit lot of times for friends there, but now traffic jams are important in the border. Normally the last years I prefer the french border because is more quiet, but still isn’t posible to enter in France. The Spanish border is the lowest point of the country. Just 2 places to enter, they try another tunnel in Ordino, but never finished.
My last weekend I spent in one of my favorite places in Andorra, Vall d’Incles.
2 nights looks more with activities, the truth is that always the first day of trip is the best. I would like to travel like a way of life. I need to discover new routes, I feel really happy and the only solution when I come back is think for the next adventure.
For lot of people Andorra is just shopping, the truth is the capital a stressful small city full of shops. The price was better a few years ago without taxes. But since lot of year I prefer enjoy the nature of Andorra, I try always to find my place.
During 13 years was my job, but 2 years I choose a big decision to leave my best job.
I think too much and I was afraid of the big changes of 2020, I wasn’t crazy, now I see…
Society change, the conversation, the feelings of the people in a city that was on the top in tourism.
I don’t like drive in the city, but as taxi driver my motivation was more social, meet people from everywhere, talk with lot of kind of persons.
I really feel more happy in a funny day talking with interesting people than the money I can earn. This thinking is not very usual as taxi driver.
I liked to observe the city from the window, you can learn lot of things if you like observation. Listen to the people and have answers, opinions from the people help to do a radiography of the society.
Since 2009 the economy changed the people, but even people survive, really never come back to the same level before.
More political conversation, from internal problems of taxi and also National problems, start to make more empty conversation.
I started to be tired, the future isn’t clear. The city prepared changes to take the cars out from the city, but just doing narrow streets. Now Barcelona is a really worst city with lot of traffic jams, still too many cars and lot of work to do it.
Always I need the nature to survive, and with the taxi sometimes wasn’t easy, but I enjoy every minute…
Now I’m happy out of the big Barcelona, but I miss the good conversation, I hope one day I will find again a quiet track to walk…
The last weekend I was in Castello, a region that I didn’t visit, just the coast and by the highway. Very interesting place and a great discover for me.
Montanejos is a termal village. The temperature of the river is warmer than should be, it makes very comfortable to swim inside the river. I did more than 200 meters up to the river in the canyon.
During this weekend I also enjoy the largest green track of Spain. It was an old train from the port to the minery area, now a paradise to go with bike. Tunnels and trees around, remember the past of the track. The new track sometimes is very close and is posible to see the train.
The landscape is nice with mountains and lot of trees.
Mediterranean rivers are very dangerous, from nothing to a floats. The dry rivers are the most dangerous, because there aren’t trees to stop the water.
Olive oil, wine are the typical products of theses area, also good almond. Most dry cultive, even is water in the area, the temperatures are more extreme than in the coast. Orange, lemon prefer areas were freezing temperatures are inusual, not inland where every winter is below zero at nights.
We stay 2 nights in Alcala de Henares, 600 kilometers from home, short but very intense days.
Some pictures to show better this monumental city. Is the city of Cervantes and the culture is very important. Center of the town is nice with a big square call Cervantes and Mayor street with lot of shops and restaurants. This strange year is quiet, but normally is a very crowded city for tourists, some of them come from Madrid.
Also the nature is important, the river Henares is a good place to walk. The mountains are in the other side of the river, the famous Alcarria, not very high mountains but interesting to see the views of all the region of Madrid.
Following the maps I did a very nice running route there, but there was a problem with a bridge that was in a private area where isn’t allowed walk. Finally I went to the next bridge, the result more than 28 kilometers running.
City, river and mountain, vey complete route but for me too long to do everyday. I like do some long routes sometimes.
After this long route, just a shower and we went to the river.
Rio Dulce is a natural park where you can follow the river in the canyon. When you are in the highway isn’t posible to imagine this canyon, is a plateau at 1100-1200 above the sea, but when you take the road down and discover how the water eat the rocks during years.
We spent a nice day in the river. The next day we come back home at the afternoon, very short but nice to discover places.
Guadalajara is a regional that I like a lot, isn’t too crowded, the population isn’t dense, just the capital that is in the Madrid urban influence.
Summer is different, more dry than Centelles, run 28 kilometers now in Centelles loss more water your body and I feel more tired. The days that we spent the temperature were normal after lot of very warm days.
I don’t like summer but I know how to enjoy it. In the shadow with fresh water is a good plan for the warmest days.
This summer I’m discovering lot of places, the rivers this year with lot of water, the nature is full of life and less dry than other summer.
Look at the maps, research internet, also Instagram and go to have my own personal view. I’m proud of my region that is full of amazing places, some of them still not to crowded.
Walk inside the river, looks a tropical place, in the shadow the temperature is perfect.
We discover the effects of the Gloria in January, the rainfall in this area was very important and there lot of trees in the water. Also we discover something of the past, I don’t know about this strange structure but I take good pictures. There write the floods of 1961. Should be local, because isn’t very important flood in Barcelona.
When we finish the river way we arrived to relax place. People rent apartment just to relax and I believe that is a quiet place in the forest.
I’m looking for the next adventure, the true is that always I have ideas, sometimes the problem is the time. The world is big enough to enjoy everyday is you look for details.
People get surprised with big cities that are small compared with forest, rivers, lakes…
Step by step you can walk a lot, and every single place is posible to be surprised.
I love look maps and try to discover places, the magic of this place start before going. Love in internet is like this, you look well, look for information but when you are there you see details that never can imagine.
The most important is look for places that bring motivation in the moment that you find, the magic of the place is to see in the perfect day for you…