Hotel Apartamentos Vistamar
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... which is sad. Driving into Malaga the navigator got lost, again. But we made it in the end to a very standard hotel without any character or atmosphere, we were both disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it is nice, pool, robe slippers etc., but we have been staying in some amazing places and a normal hotel is a bit......blah. We went for a walk to the beach, honestly don't bother ...
... an aqueduct which has been refurbished with a steel pipe liner, which is currently leaking a shower of water, so it must be still active and feeding one of several power stations.
Beyond the bridge, stairs lead down to another scary section which cuts straight across the face of a vertical sheet of rock before becoming stairs which take us above the emerging railway line and onto a pathway which seems to lead an unnecessarily long way uphill in the hot sun ...
... of recce mission really. I park near the village of Alfarnatejo and walk into its centre. The village is said to have a strong rivalry with the nearby village of Alfarnate - going back, apparently to the Spanish Civil War, when they were on opposite sides. The newly built children's play area is dedicated to the memory of an inhabitant, possibly the local schoolteacher, who died in 1937 at the age of 34 - he was probably a victim ...
... running out of food, and, more importantly, we are running out of wine, so, a trip to the supermarket is needed.
Kathleen has hurt her back, she claims, it is through washing clothes, I think it is through lying on the ground sunbathing.
While Kathleen takes it easy, I am free to ride about on the motor scooter, a bit of gentle cruising around Puerta ...
... station arriving with 5 minutes to spare sans about 2 litres of sweat. ( am now patenting a new weight loss plan)
On the bus to Marbella , 1 hour stop then Malaga aeropuerta. Have been advised I will be picked up if I manage to find Girona Train station. If I do and find a wifi connection I will finish and post.
Malaga airport, spot of lunch and then flight. Have wifi so will pop this in the post while I can
Hasta la whatsit
Capn P (theoretically sound) if not much else