Monday, November 20, 2006

Carlitos' Way

Ok class, it's history and geography today; so pay attention. First the history. On the 28th September 1556 the emperor Carlos V (Carlos 1 of Spain) disembarked at Laredo in Cantabria to begin the journery to what was to be his final resting place, the Monastery of Yuste in the province of Cáceres. He arrived at Yuste in February 1557, and died aged 58 in September of the following year.

Now for the geography. The last section of this route, starting from Tornavacas in the Valle del Jerte, is a well marked trail taking walkers across to the small town of Jarandilla de la Vera; not far from Yuste. I did this route last week, although I have to admit I didn't do the full 28 kilometres; unlike Carlos I didn't have anyone to carry me. It is a beautiful route, helped by the effect of the recent rains which have refreshed the countryside and the rivers.

With this post South Of Watford becomes spatially enabled. Anyone who has the Google Earth client installed on their computer will be able to see the place or route which is the subject of the post, just by clicking on the planet icon shown here:

4 comments:

Evaristo said...

"I'm reloaded! Okay? Come on in here, you motherfuckers! Come on, I'm waitin' for ya! What, you ain't comin' in? Okay, I'm comin' out! Oh, you up against me now, motherfuckers! I'm gonna blow your fuckin' brains out! You think you're big time? You gonna fuckin' die big time! You ready? HERE COMES THE PAIN!"

I love that film...

Graeme said...

Errr, I've got my hands up Al, don't shoot, please. The post is just about a walk in the countryside, not really about your film at all, should have chosen another title - I know, please don't kill me. HELLLPP - gran pepino, someone, help me.

El gran pepino said...

El Gran Pepino comes to the rescue...

The title was a great choice ;)

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