CADIZ – I climbed from my night cupboard when I considered it was time for them to get up and I went to where my bearded one was snoring and went through the ear washing routine and I also cleaned his exposed head. This started the getting up and organising process, this usually takes a while, they have to first get wet and then dry and put clothes on and stuff (I find this amazing) and so I returned to my cupboard to await developments.
First thing was a breakfast in a very friendly bar just opposite our hotel in the same street and this was followed by a walk down to the Port to see the giant kennels (cruise ships full of humans) of which there are generally three berthed at any one time. They are huge, at least ten floors high, possibly delivering more than 10,000 new humans off each one each day! Then another breakfast or elevenses as they call it. I was treated to some food this time by a very friendly man who didn’t think I looked like a Meerkat
I am pleased to report that Summer really has arrived and we continued our exploration of this lovely ancient town in glorious sunshine. We walked and walked all around up and down along narrow streets, entering wide plazas offering respite in the form of at least one museum or church or several restaurants. My family stopped at many of these for frequent rests. I did some sleeping while they chatted and did some drawing – this activity seems to amuse them – and they seemed quite thirsty. There was also a lovely park full of topiary bushes sculpted into interesting or rather odd shapes through which we sauntered. I couldn’t have cared less about their shape but I enjoyed their presence frequently plus there was lots of green grass to my relief.
After an exhausting day, we all needed a rest. The owners of the hotel were very friendly and they told us about their Solarium we were very interested in this roof top terrace, it was on the fourth floor. We lounged up here at siesta time. It was decked out with comfy furniture and had spectacular panoramic views across the city – apparently – I could not swear to this as from my eye level I could see only walls. My photos today are from the solarium and me posing like a Meerkat just for a laugh.
Love Douglas xx