We continued on to Avila through yellow grass plains with very few villages, much the dry Spain that we had imagined. Avila is another town with amazing Roman walls that surround the old town completely. We parked just outside the walls in a 'Pay and Display' area to discover just how cheap parking can be! For about 4 hours, it costs only a euro or so. Wishful thinking that Sydney's parking charges could be so low!
A wander through the town and to the obligatory Cathedral pretty much exhausted the interesting bits of the place, though we managed to buy a melon of the variety we had had for lunch in Lugo.
We left Avila by back roads encountering almost no traffic. We did encounter however a small lake where we stopped for lunch and then on a hill passed practically underneath some wind generators. Some days earlier we had seen some of the blades being transported by truck. The truck was much longer than a B-double - these things are seriously enormous. However they never seem to look quite that large in the landscape - big certainly but not that big. But here we were, right up close, and they are staggeringly huge. They were turning slowly in the wind with a deep roar.
Onward, onward to Segovia. Another night, another campsite.