But we sometimes make an exception when our volunteers are especially hard working and as pleasant company as these three are.
On previous visits to Trujillo we haven't been into the castle at the top of the town. This time we did and it was stupendous.
The view from the top is breathtaking.
I don't do heights too well especially since there were no safety railings or hand holds. In spite of the vertigo it is refreshing to be able to visit an Ancient monument, take the dog in with us, and not have signs saying 'no entry' across intriguing doorways or views obscured by modern ironwork.
The town stretches out below, the countryside beyond. We could see into peoples gardens, like getting little glimpses into other lives. Yes people live here in houses that have stood for centuries lining the winding narrow paths up to the castle. I love this kind of history.