September 27, 2006 GMT
Ola Spain

Ola Amigos, as we ride into beautiful spain, the terrain becomes rockier, more arid and dry, the roads appear with more cracks and potholes but the Honda Baja prevails. We ride to Barcelona and mosey past Gaudi´s Le Sagrada Familia

As we head down the east coast of "Sunny" Spain we were hit with torrential rain that flooded our camp site into streams of rivers, everything is wet!

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Rob overlooking a beautiful lake in Spain, inland from Valencia


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We rest and recuperate in Granada for a few days and see the infamous Alhambra.


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YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!


On the way to Gibraltor, we discover a beautiful town hugging these enormous cliffs called Ronda in the south. As we ride, the idea of Africa becomes closer and closer and more of a reality.

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GIBRALTOR in the distance


As we get new MT21 Pirelli tyres fitted in Quickfit Gibraltor, Rob discovers a broken fork seal on the Africa Twin! We frantically search all of Gibraltor and Algeciras for spares... no luck. We met a lovely guy called Paco (Frank) who helps us to translate with the non-english speaking mechanic and informs us that we have to wait 5 days for the spares and hence, Africa!!! So, Paco takes us out for delicious spanish cuisines and points us to Tarifa, a beautiful coastal town for some sun and relaxation until our spares arrive!

Here we meet some Germans and a sweet Dutch Couple and their dog (Woody) and share days of great food, sun, laughs and games of chess.

Finally 5 days and 185 Euros later, the spare fork seals arrive. The Honda Africa Twin is fixed and we head from Algeciras to Cueta via ferry!! Africa.....................the adventure begins.

Posted by Amy Lee at September 27, 2006 10:41 AM GMT
 


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