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June 28th 2017
Published: June 28th 2017
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Last two days in Haro . Yesterday we drove to a small town Miranda de Ebro, passing through the fields of vines and lower slopes of the mountains. Not many people around.....done know where they all go as it wasn't the weather for hiding in the shuttered homes from the sun, although it eas 26-28 degrees, in between a few real torrential downpours rolling in and out over the mountains.
In the evening we walked out to the largest bodegas to take photos of their amazing buildings and to get a different perspective of the town on foot.
Today , after very heavy showers late evening, and more promised today, we drove in to town and walked many of the old streets of the town, again realising what a very pretty place it is! The town was bursting with life and visitors and locals were all on holiday celebrating their wine festival, which will culminate in the Batalla del Vino tomorrow. The shops and houses had flags flying and the traditional outfit-white top and trousers and red kerchief was on sale in various shops and kiosks around town. Tomorrow morning the mayor, on horseback, will lead a procession to the hillside where the battle.....everyone throwing any container they can find, filled with red rioja,over one another and then the fiesta continues in the Plaza for the rest of the day . Tours from uk and visitors from around the world have arrived ......and we leave early in the morning for our ferry!!!! C'est la vie!!!!
See you on the other side of the channel and wish me luck as the weather's not on our side!!!


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The Plaza Haro, all ready for the wine fiesta after the Batalla del Vino!!
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The delightful stork, which has been a frequent sight all through our travels, from north to south, torelessly guarding its magnificent nest from the ever opportunistic black and red kites and large eagles further south!!! So graceful in flight!!


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