Rio Agueda, Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
After a couple of hours of motoring from Valladolid and bypassing the golden sandstone city of Salamanca we came to Ciudad Rodrigo, which is the last city in Spain before reaching Portugal, a fortress city built to protect the western border of the country and as we approached we could see the walls and the fortifications standing proud on a rocky outcrop in a commanding defensive position.
As a consequence of a severe Atlantic storm in the west there was a hissing wind and dark scowling clouds that the mountains of Portugal had failed to detain racing in from the west like battleships. It was mean and moody but there was no rain so that was a bonus.
The foggy morning image is amazing. The hazy vision removes all vestiges of modern life, like power lines and lights, allowing you to see what it might have looked like 500 years ago. Love it!
A beautiful trio of very different images, Andrew.