Norbert had known Marie-Chantal
Sabatier from when he had been living in Paris
30 years ago. They had kept in contact
and he had invited her to spend a few days with them. They rented a car on Thursday and picked up
Marie-Chantal at the airport. They
decided upon a modified road tour that started at Cuenca ,
which like so many other medieval towns is situated on the top of a steep hill .
It is noted for incredible views of the city and for the cathedral with its very own hunchback . The ancient inn at which they were
staying had a restaurant where they had dinner.
One of the diners was an Englishman with whom Norbert started a
conversation. After telling us about
his farm not far away, he suggested that we visit Albarracín. They believed that they could make it the
following day, but the map proved deceptive because the roads were slow and
windy. However, the reward was they
passed through some breathtaking mountains and passes with rock formations and
colors to rival any that they had ever seen.
They stopped overnight at Teruel, just short of their target.