November 1, Wednesday.
My first of three free days! Big trek day today. Peter (Sue’s husband), Fredrik, Liliana and I hiked up the tallest mountain nearby, the name of which escapes me already, but it overlooks Guadalest. It was gorgeous up there, if cloudy and misty and chilly. Parts of it seemed like we were on Mars. We set a mean pace; it took everything I had to keep up. Parts of it were challenging. But it was oh, so worth it. We didn’t plan on going to the very top, but we did. Great company, too. All around great time. I had to get back for a 4:00 massage, so at 3:30 I took a bath and fell right asleep in the bathtub, but luckily not for long. Good massage. Then I was going to go out to a restaurant with Fredrik, Lili, Jo and Ylva, but instead chose to stay and eat in the hotel with Mick, Katja, Eimar, Sally and Lise. Best pallea yet! Most everyone is probably out partying, but I am going to sleep. I’m exhausted.