Another watercolour sketch of our last trip, a view of a little town called “Gatova”, in the Natural Park of La Sierra Calderona, about 40 km northerly from Valencia. We were almost home, but like always I was trying to delay the moment to finish the holiday and above all, to avoid the highway, so I had chosen a beautiful road through a wild mountain. And as always I soon regretted my decision, as the road was a hell of a continuous climb, an unprotected narrow serpentine. I was scared to death!
We finally arrived in Gatova after having spent about 2 hours for 40 kms, and as I saw this little pretty town lost in its mountains, I didn’t regret anyhting more and we decided to spend the night there. Wonderful, I had won one more day holiday!
While I was painting there, I had a long discussion with a charming woman from the town, and she explained me:
“Now, the road is ok. Before we had 365 curves, one for each day of the year! They have cut half of them!”
As I told it to Kevin, he had a good laugh and told me:
“The 365 days of the year are very useful! When I was gigging in the Caribbean,the locals in Antigua told me the island had 365 beaches… of course, they got away with it because nobody ever bothered to count!”
Fascinating, isn’t it? Wherever we are, in the middle of a Spanish mountain range or in the Caribbean, there is always 365 of something!
Anyway in Gatova, I was really happy that the year has not 10 000 days…
Read more about our trip in Cafe Crem: