Morocco: here I come & Seville ghost bikes

I was dreading riding the bus to southern Spain, taking the ferry then busing to Marakeesh. I found a plane ticket for the same price as all the above travel pieces added up. I’m so happy I can hardly believe my good fortune. I’m going for 13 days, I’m leaving my bike at the Seville Palace Hostel that also has a swimming pool on the rooftop deck.
I visited the Seville Cathedral today (by accident). I went by earlier in the day, there had to 100 people in line. So I came back before closing and had 45 minutes, not quite enough time. But I was planning on taking the bus the next morning so it was my only chance to go. Here’s a niceVideo.and History about the cathedral.

20130511-222625.jpg I thought this was the nicest piece, all marble, it was amazing. They said they had 1000 people at one time working on the cathedral, the largest in Europe. Christopher Columbus is entombed here.
Portland Oregon is known for memorializing bicyclist who are killed while riding a bike. The first ghost bike was erected in Missouri in 2003 and the tradition is spreading around the world. While riding around Seville today I came across a ghost bike.

20130511-223629.jpg The sign on the Bike reads: THE FEBRUARY 28TH OF 2013 A DRUNK DRIVER CRASHED OUR FRIEND AND BROTHER, SERGIO, WHILE HE WAS PEDALING HAPPY TO HOME.
THIS BICYCLE IS USED LIKE A MEMORIAL OF HIS LIFE AND LIKE A REPORT TO A MOTORING SOCIETY WITHOUT RESPECT OF THE LIFE OF THE CYCLIST AND PEDESTRIAN.

I restocked (made) my famous oatmeal for camping and hosteling.

20130511-231003.jpg Quick Oats, Dried Apricots and Cashews
My tent was leaking some I couldn’t find any seam sealer in Portugal, but Spain, it’s almost America!

20130511-231306.jpg Therma-rest repair kit, tent seam sealer, red cycling shorts, powdered gatorade type stuff, chocolate bars & black cycling socks. I’m ready for some camping after Morocco.
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2 thoughts on “Morocco: here I come & Seville ghost bikes

  1. Mary Shea

    Hey Jeff!! How is everything going on the big trip?? Good I hope. I have been looking at your website a few times a week to see what you are up to!!
    Hope all is well,
    Mary

    Reply

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