When the sun don't shine, bring out some wine...

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
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Trip End Aug 31, 2013


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Flag of Spain  , Andalusia,
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Thought we had seen rain all week until we woke up this morning. So much rain!!! What is up with this weather?! Screw the umbrellas, we need a BOAT!

There was no rush to start our day as there wasn't anything left in Jerez that we wanted to see and we didn't have much planned for Cadiz. We woke up slowly, repacked, gathered our belongings and slushed it over to the bus station. Sunday doesn't have the best time schedules and the 11:45 bus we thought we were getting was not leaving till 13:00. OK. Even though when we arrived to Jerez, we checked in with the train station and translated that no train was leaving for Cadiz on Sunday, the station was next door so we thought we'd just make sure. Ha! Train was leaving in 10 mins!!

We had a bit of panic when we arrived. We were both pre-occupied when I heard something about Cadiz. Holy cow, it was our station and our stuff was spread out all over the place. I asked around to make sure it was our stop and started to quickly grab whatever was in sight. Then someone mentioned that it was the trains finally destination! We must have made for good entertainment... Once we were out of the train, we threw our stuff on some chairs and tried to collect ourselves. As we were about to leave the station, we couldn't find our umbrellas. THE TRAIN! Thank goodness it was the last station for the train so that I could run back in and grab our most essential gear!!!

The rain had not let up. We could see the bus station across the way and needed to ask about our next trip so we dashed over. Once we were in the bus station, we did not leave for nearly an hour. It was raining so hard that all the people coming in were drenched even with umbrellas. The wind was kicking up and there was no way to avoid the storm.

We rolled up our pants, Steve threw a trash bag over his rolling backpack, rain covers over the others, and I switched to my Crocs (a brand that I swore I would not buy into but having found a pair which were slings, could be worn outside and in the shower, I couldn't be happier with having bought them for like $10 at Ross's). Usually we grab maps from an information stand or car hire but there were none that had maps (that they wanted to give us, at least). With only the maps we printed out from Google, when we made the reservations, and directions from the hostel we set out. We were drenched within minutes and lost. What can you do but laugh it off?!

Once we found our place, we left things out to dry and headed back out. Crazy but we were already wet and hungry. Steve knows I get kra-kra when I'm hungry and he must have been too because he was eager to go. I asked the lady at the reception to recommend a few tapa places. We started with the one on the corner of our street and waited for the sun. With a bottle of wine and good food, we were quickly in good spirits...then the sun came out!!! Aw-right!!!

So that gets me to where we are at now. All caught up with our blog (woo hoo), about to make some dinner, get rested up and start our journey to Gibraltar tomorrow. Praying that the rain stops following us...the sun is still out now so that's a good sign, right?!
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