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April 16 Spain San Jose/Tau camping (1700Pts)

Take a rest on the beach

Terribly strong winds are blowing today. Andreas wouldnft run today and I went out by myself. And the accident happened.

 At the coast in Las Neglos, the next village from the campsite we stay, I was taking some photos. When I tried to take one more of myself with a three-legged support, suddenly a strong wind came though, and the camera fell down. Unfortunately, there was a big stone just under the camera falling down. I heard a dull noise and had a uneasy feeling. It was true. The front cover of the camera was broken. This cover serves both as a opening switch and it can not get open by the accident, though basic function has not been lost. When I manage to twist a small button somehow that should have been connected with the cover, it wouldnft be impossible to take photos. But it is a quite difficult task and it is impossible to use the three-legged support or ask someone to press the shutter for me.  Anyway I have to buy a new one. Should I buy one here or have my family send to me from Japan ??




April 17@ Spain San Jose/Tau camping (1700Pts)

The bike fell down just after this
Today the wind was not strong, and we went off-road again. We found a little longer dirt road than what we had got last. That is along the coast and about 10km. The road surface has full of rocks and stones. Some parts are steep, narrow, and very rough. There is a cliff on the left we need to be careful. I ran for some time and found a small space to park. We took a rest there gave up further up cause it looked too tough for us. Only a reckless 4WD cars went up. We donft know how it was later.

Back to the camping site, a Spanish couple who are putting a tent next to us came and gave us some cheese, sausage, baked egg, and marijuana. Yesterday he geve us some bread, very kind. We can enjoy full course dinner tonight. We have pasta with tomato sauce, pimentos, baguettes, fish cans and lots of San Miguel beer. Drink much, eat much, and c.






April 18@Spain San Jose/Tau Camping(1700Pts)
this position made me the back pain

I stayed here one more night because I have a lot of work for this web page. I thought it would be a better idea to write something under the sun than in the dim hotel room.

When I look back for this 1 month, I have lost or break a lot of things. I lost a system diary, a water bottle, a hemp towel, an adapter for the electric plug. And I break riding pants, a map case, a ground sheet for the tent, a hole at the bottom of the tent, and the digital camera, which was broken the day before yesterday. The most important 3 items besides me, the motorbike, the mobile computer, and the digital camera,  seems to be getting spoiled by turns. Though there is a teaching of Buddha that every thing has a destiny to disappear, mine is too fast.

At night I cooked soup spaghetti. Some leek, garlic, ground meet, was thrown into the pot. The seasoning is Chinese. Very good. Andreas instant rice gruel was no good.   


April 19@Spain Granada/Hostal Granada Ronda (2,800pts)

the Shier Nevada with snow
I leave for Granada finishing the 8-day camping off. I head to the west, and Andreas to the north. We separated at Nijar, a small town. To get to Granada, I must pass the south foot of the Shier Nevada. The line of the mountains is gently undulated, making a good contrast to the Pyrenees. So to speak, the Pyrenees is a male and the Shier Nevada female. looking at the mountains on the right, I cruised a winding road almost all day. It was kind of hard work because the bike couldnft bank with over-40kg loads. Along the way, I tried going into a mountain dirt trail. It was very steep and I got very scared.

I filled wrong gasoline by mistake. No leaded gasoline is in japan and I was too caress. Usually gasoline stations has 3 kinds of gasoline. 95 octane (unleaded), 97 (leaded), 98 (unleaded). Confusing. Fortunately. Around half had been left in the 16-litle tank and it was weakened. This time I was caress but when I am in India or some middle east countries, I might have no choice but to fill more suspicious one.

After getting to Granada, I was struggling to find accommodation. Running around the city for more than 2 hours, I got a reasonable pension at last. This term they have Easter days.     




April 20@Spain Granada/Hostal Granada Ronda (2,800pts)
Alhambra Palace

 I went to Alhambra palace. However, the ticket was sold out. Why?  Is the palace tired to entertain too many visitors? I complained to a woman at the reception. She said, "if you want to see it, well c, you must be here 8:30 in the morning tomorrow at latest. At present we have many visitors." one reason I dropped in Granada is to find a new digital camera and the other reason is to see Alhambra. No way. No shops are open for Easter day and no entry into Alhambra. I donft know what I am here for. And an even worse accident happened at night.

After seeing the main sights, I went to some internet cafes to update the web page. It is for the second time to do at the cafe. Last time I had managed to do it through the cafefs analogue line. However, it was impossible to do the same thing in all 3 cafes I tried today.

They gave the electricity to my PC and I transferred the updated data and a FTP software to a cafefs machine through a diskette. I was updating through the cafefs machine. And it was finished successfully.

Back home, I tried to checking e-mail and put the diskette into the floppy disk drive. Suddenly the screen shifted to an unfamiliar scene and the machine got down. ??? what's up? I pressed the start button again, and down again. I re-started from MS-DOS mode and checked the virus. Oh my god, a virus is in the memory! It showed a message "Bleah.C is stationed on the memory" and what is worse, "this virus can not be exterminated." Now how should I do? I have not got any viruses until now and no anti-virus measures on my PC besides a pre-installed McAfee Virus Scan.  Sorry, I'll catch up soon (^^!)
Please enjoy the photo first.



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