The weather warning for today was 4 degrees hotter than the day before.
Nevertheless it was cloudy until midday.
It took some time to leave Seville. I sometimes followed the wrong bike paths and than I was looking for a 1.500 year old cactus that was shown in my map but couldn’t find.
The plan was to go to La Palma del Condado about 60 km. Finally I drove 82 km because of the detours in Seville and because of a intentional diversion to see solar power plants. That was really great but very hot.
I had done some easy climbs. As I arrived at the edge to drive downwards again I saw a kind of a tower or pillar with a strong light on top. Immediately I thought this could be a solar power tower and it was. It was able to go there very closely. I estimate the tower was 200 meters away and the mirrors only 10 meters.
I was really excited 😉 Already in Almería I tried to see the solar power tower but it was to far outside.
And now randomly I was in the center. On German Wikipedia the cover picture shows P10 and P20 in Andalucia I visited today. There is also information on Wikipedia under „P10 solar power plant“ (also German). The annual output is 23 GWh.
I had only some crackers to eat and every market was closed.
As I came back to the main road with less traffic it was really hot. So I cycled from 3 to 6 pm with a cerveza pause at a bar along the road. And some breaks under rarely seen trees. That helped a lot.
Now I have to wait until 9 pm to get something to eat.