Saturday, 2 April 2016

Day 27 Valencia food and wine festπŸ˜€πŸ·

Well we set off on the fantastic bike track into Valencia.
The scenery was a mix of fantastic beaches, port side landscapes and finally the city itself.  They put a serious investment into the cycle tracks typified by this pair of bridges.
One for the cars and the other just for bikes.
Spotted this German guy in a small coach that he had converted into a camper.....the coach was exactly the same age as me......we are both wearing well πŸ˜€
He has toured in it for since conversion and done over 100000km.
The city shows a great face as you ride in with some awesome buildings.
This one was the science museum and on the outside had this auditorium, Lynn and I stood at opposite ends (can you see her at the far end) and could speak to each other as if we stood side by side.  It cut out all of the extraneous noise and captured just our voice.....fantastic.
We made our way through the park, which runs through the centre of the city to the old town, to find the food market. This is a fantastic place every bit as good as the Boqueria but not as crowded.
All that food made me hungry so we found a great place outside for a meal.
A walk around the old town was then required to get three courses and a beer down.
When heading back we found an absolutely packed local food and wine festival.
You bought a ticket for €10 and this got you a wine glass, a bowl and eight sample tickets. Well when in Valencia.....
The idea was you wander around, talk to local producers about their produce and swap a ticket for a sample
Didn't take me long to get the hang of it πŸ˜€πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·
Look at that for a Spanish sampleπŸ˜€
Emma and Matt where are you when I need you
Never mind I managed
To keep going
And going
And going
Oh mum had a go too
When in Spain who drinks beer?
I still had 12 miles to cycle home
I think they will invite me back next year.
The ride home was a bit of a blur, but we did spot some kite surfers out in force.
Now what's for tea πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜œπŸ·




3 comments:

  1. Can you be arrested for being drunk in charge of a bike? xxx

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  2. Looks like a fab day!! I wish Matt and I had been there to help you out... But we were busy draining Buxton of its beer, wine, whisky, cheese and tapas reserves πŸ˜‚
    Bit jel of your weather mind... Mum must be in her element! Love all the pics, especially the last one 😊😊 xxx

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  3. Just catching up. Excellent black winged stilt pictures. Weird how these trucks make people smile.

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