Ronda, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ 2019

Date: 28th September 2019 

Travelled: Just around Ronda on the scooter  

Visited: Ronda  

Stayed: Ronda municipal aire, โ‚ฌ10. the usual services. N36.75211, W05.14749 

Budget: 111 days @ โ‚ฌ74 per day

We slept well enough, although my dreams of a career as a border control officer are in tatters. The aire in Ronda offers no shade during the day but at 800+m of elevation it was very cool overnight. The best thing about the aire is it has a motorhome wash bay with a pressure cleaner (โ‚ฌ1=5minutes).

Center map

Map of Ronda, the icon on our parking spot

So I wait until a respectable hour (after 9 am) and set to work cleaning the Hymer. I cannot remember the last time it was cleaned but it was probably back in Portugal. The aire has a washing machine and dryer and Pam runs two big loads through. Then we start on the inside. By mid-day the bed is re-made, all the cloths are done and away. The Hymer smells like a detergent commercial. To celebrate I scooter down to the Lidl for a bag of ice and we relax before going out to explore Ronda.

At the top of the Carrera Espinel it looks very quiet, but we soon find Ronda is a buzzing place on a Sunday afternoon.

The photos above are taken on the Plaza del Socorro. We come back here for a drink later in the day.

The Plaza de Espaรฑa
The beautiful Puente Nuevo (circa 18th century). The Rio Guadalvin cuts a 130m deep gorge through the ridge on which Ronda stands.

The view across the valley below the gorge is spectacular.

Looking back across the El Tajo gorge from the other side.

Ronda also boasts a bullring which is now a museum.

Pam loves to have a browse!

We have a drink in the Plaza de Socorro and Pam purchases a much needed hat before we head back to the Hymer on the scooter.

We start chatting to John and Tina from England, which turns into a long chat over a couple of drinks.

So that was Ronda…

Michael and Pam

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