Monday 2 April … Dubai to Barcelona

Are we there yet?

A 3.5hr wait in Dubai to catch up on sleep.  I was able to complete my wordle; quordle; etc, etc those games have become quite a part of my daily routine … they say it is good for your brain … haha.

The plane was full so just sit still and enjoy the movie and food, upon landing a nice clear view of the city and surrounding hills … umm do we know what we are in for?

We landed at 1.30pm , it seemed to take forever for our luggage and bikes.  Assembling the bikes in a quiet corner at the airport then off we go.  Not to mention John not feeling well on our arrival so a couple of big vomits (his words). He still felt unwell and was comforted by a negative RAT rest later in the hotel some hours later.

Gamin was having trouble finding satellites and we, also were trying to get out of the airport into a street that looked like it wasn’t a freeway.  Finally after some toing and froing and a conversation with a local we were able find a well disguised bike underpass in a paid car park that took us on a cycle way out of the airport. We thought of the grandies as planes were landing just above our heads.

Gamin finally found our course and with the help of my phone we were off heading towards the city. The hotel was on the north so we had a 25km ride on dedicated cycle paths through the city. The paths were part of the road and divided by small speed humps so quite safe, we shared the paths with lots of locals on bikes and scooters. One person was talking her dog on a run which was a sight for my eyes.

It seemed to take forever to get to the hotel and it did; two and a half hours later we were glad to find our accommodation, shower and quick bite to eat at a local Cafe then a catch up sleep. Wow we are here in Spain … it hasn’t sunk in yet.

2 thoughts on “Monday 2 April … Dubai to Barcelona

  1. Wow ! I am in awe of your adventurous spirit! Having had a knee replacement in the hope of being able to ride, Im loving your old and new blog. Nearly 6 months and just one bike ride as it’s hard to get on and off. The pedalling is easy! I have had to to be satisfied with an exercise bike since Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing your blog! We met in Toulouse years ago. We loved the Bike and Barge trips we did until Covid . Paul continues to ride on our bike path each morning and I walk. I’m improving but it’s slow! Anyway you don’t need all this detail ! Keep on enjoying yourselves and we trust John keeps well. We loved several visits to Barcelona and had a bike ride in Cordoba years ago. Cheers Alison

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