After yet another visit to the Hidropark, this afternoon we hired some bikes and hit the road on them. We cycled to S’Albufera, a rather nice wetlands nature reserve. There were a few birds we don’t see in Britain there like Great Egrets. We went on an 11.5km trail which was brilliant but exhausting and dehydrating with a temperature of around thirty degrees Celsius and a humidity of 85% (not really sure what that means but it’s a big number so that equals hot!). Here is the view from one of the viewing platforms in S’Albufera:
Along the route we encountered some cows and some mules, both of which my brother was inexplicably afraid of. We had to gradually coax him around the harmless animals which was pretty funny (for me, not for him). Quite why he has a fear of animals I don’t know. Living near the New Forest, it is a fairly regular occurrence to have to exit the car and literally push the ponies out of the way, so you’d have thought he’d be used to it. Apparently not.
By the time we made it back to the hotel I was literally dying from thirst. I drink a lot at home when it’s relatively cold but in this climate I have been drinking litres and litres a day. It took me a long while to recover this evening and many a Pepsi to do so!
Tomorrow: a big bus tour on our last full day here!