To start the day we had a brisk two-lap walk around the wall. The weather was very pleasant and we walked at a pace we haven't achieved for many weeks. That's a sign that we are both feeling healthier and can push ourselves a little bit.
In the afternoon we had a real treat. A week or so ago, we learned the diocese of the local cathedral takes groups on walking tours into the cathedral towers. The receptionist said that the minimum group size was five people with a maximum of 25. If not enough people showed they would not offer the tour. And there was no reservation system, so the chances of going on the tour were rather random. When we'd tried to join this tour on another day, we learned that with a large group they would only narrate in Spanish. And while we were willing to tag along to see the sights, the group left without us.
When we arrived yesterday, there were no other people waiting and the tour guide said the tour may not happen. With the admission at five euros per person, I asked if I could pay for five people and just the two of us go on the tour. Why yes we could. Diane and I went on essentially a private tour of the towers, narrated mostly in English.
|A narrow spiral staircase leads up.|
A view of the towers and statues from the roofline.
Sweeping views of the city and valley.
A portion of the Roman Wall.
Shadows on the cathedral roof.
A view of the statues from the cloisters.