Sunday, May 8, 2016

Rain in Spain does not fall on the plain

It may have made a good elocution lesson in My Fair Lady, but actually the rain in Spain falls mainly in Galicia. Today though it mostly held off for my walk. It's now quite nice to look out at the real rain through my hotel window. As usual, my window offers a fine panorama of flowering trees, pastureland with stone fences, and forests of conifers and hardwoods on the hills leading to mountains in the distance. Even better, if anything, in the rain. My walk was just as good, apart from threatening clouds and a cold wind in exposed areas. The usual aggressive climbs and steep descents on muddy tracks. But the country side more than makes up for any of that.