It´s Ups and Downs, Ups and Downs
A strong headwind can have the weirdest effects. Sometimes, especially if there´s a shallow gradient and a camber, it becomes hard to tell if the road is even going up or down. It is safe to say, though, that your morale definitely goes down!
We took a rest day in Jumilla, only to find everything closed for Hispanidad. This national day of festivity is when the Spaniards celebrate Columbus discovering the New World, promptly colonising the place, decimating the population and stealing all the gold...or, as our helpful waiter put it, a day "to come together to share our common heritage". In Jumilla, those links take the form of Ecuadorians and Columbians running all the internet cafés.
Day 76.9km (Total 967.6km)