Tuesday 2 April 2013

A short ride

Awoke to rain but it had stopped by the time we had had breakfast and set off. As it was Easter Monday we checked the time the supermarket shut before heading to Procycle Mallorca to get our bikes. They were very busy and every bike they had was reserved . We were served by Bruce 's wife.  A Danish  tourist had just come off one of their top of the range bikes and had phoned in to report the accident and this was causing a distraction in the shop. Our reserved bikes were located, our pedals put on and Roberts handle bar top swapped for one with  longer reach. Bruce did the final adjustments and gave us a couple of water bottles. We opted not to take the additional accidental damage insurance. At 15 euros for 2 weeks good value if you had hired a top of the range bike but not for our old hybrids . Next was Lidl in Pollenca for provisions. A full trolley  including beer and wine came to 91 euros. We had a late lunch of home made pizza. There was not time for a long ride so we took the back roads to  Parc Natural de D`Albufera. Watched  the birds from a hide and then cycle round the park and then returning by the same route. A round trip of 28 miles . Tea was freshly breadcrumbed fish with seasonal vegetables . Whilst we were cooking it Margarita called by with Peter her new fiance . We settled our bill and had a brief chat.

The apartment has had a couple of additions since our last visit. We now have a new kettle , toaster,coffee maker and new saucepans and utensils.
However the bottles of Balsamic vinegar we let in 2011 and again in 2012 have now gone so we had had to buy another for 2013!

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