We are already since a few weeks in Utrecht but here the last part of our bike-trip.
After we took the boat from Ceuta to Algeciras we cycled a little bit in Andalusia. We chose a route through the mountains and cycled only about two days along the busy and touristy coast.
From 4th of June till 9th of July we stayed and worked voluntarily on an organic farm in Orgiva, near Granada (www.wwoof.org). The farm, La Nueva Tierra, is owned by a family: Jordi, Lore and the two kids Rama and Tara. They have about one hectare of land with olive, orange and lemon trees. There is also a huge vegetable garden which is for private use only. We worked 5 1/2 hours in a row every day, 6 days a week which was quiet tiring. We were physically fit from all the cycling but our bodies were clearly not used to weeding, cutting grass, planting onions, picking up oranges and so on. Nevertheless we had a great time. The first two weeks there was another volunteer, Emerson from the US. He is a great guy, we had a lot of fun with him, did a nice hike and he learned us some useful things about dogs. The last 3 weeks Emerson was gone and the family was on holiday. They asked us to take care of the farm which we did with pleasure. Who doesn't want to stay at a very calm and quiet place with everyday a lot of sun, extremely nice organic food and a big swimming pool? We enjoyed it a lot.
But finally we had to go home because we wanted to prepare the arrival of the baby (which we are still doing). Petra wasn't allowed to fly anymore and for Ouiza flying would have been also difficult and not very nice. We hitched 3 rides via the French website www.covoiturage.fr: Granada - Bordeaux, Bordeaux - Lille, Lille - Geldrop which worked perfectly.
Now we wait for the baby, host some couch surfers, do some bike trips and long walks with Ouiza and hope for sun everyday. Hope to see you all soon!
Enjoy life! Lots of love from the three (+ 1/2) of us!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Remember the picture of the Robin Hood tree we uploaded last year in June on the blog? We asked you to send us an email with the name of this very special tree. The prize for the first one with right answer was a home-made cheesecake. Finally, more than a year later, we were able to deliver the prize to the winner David Holman from Wolverhampton.