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August 21st 2016
Published: August 21st 2016
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Back onto trips after a day or two of lazing. In the morning off to Cadiz to have a quick look around the old town before special lunch appointment.

The old town is quaint with narrow streets and some fine architecture. The jewel is the cathedral - spacious, filled with light from the central dump and filled with astonishing side chapels. Each one separated out to mark a saint etc. Each with a semi circular recess belied by the straight exterior walls. It was impressive in scale and design.

A well spoken commentary on mobile device explains each area with good historical and social narrative.

It was a delight.

Then having momentarily disposed of children on the beach it was off to Aponiente a Michelin starred restaurant in Puerto de Santa Maria. Not in an obvious setting but when the gates open the 19th century flower mill is revealed in its glory. Astraddle a tidal canal the powers of the tide ground the flour. Now stunningly converted and spectacularly beautiful. The clever design and decoration add to the most fantastic cuisine - all fish based with interesting ideas on jellyfish, plankton and more exotic fishes - it is a delight.

Three hours of nicely paced dishes testing the pallette as well as the eye. A fantastic way to eat and enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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