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After a great week in Playa Flamenca we bid it a fond Fairwell in the morning to start working our way back to old blighty.
We have a week of fantastic weather and it was great to see the kids, it's very quiet here tho so not much night life for them but we had some fantastic meals including the all you can eat Argentina buffet which just kept bringing skewer after skewer of meat to the table until we waved the napkins in surrender.
The old commercial centre where ...
Nothing much to report today, had a nice walk on the cliff tops went in the pool and sea, very hot again 26 in the shade but not a cloud in the sky.
bbq for dinner overlooking the sea, we did try for the steak au chaval but apparently it was off as horse ...
... within easy walking distance and the blues brothers review bar is just over the road. Just been to Lidels and stocked up on staples - 4 euros for a bottle of vodka!
Now waiting for the kids to land at Murcia airport at 9 tonight so looks like a Burger King for them tonight.
we are 1 min walking from two great beaches and half a mile from a new shopping mall so Kelly will be in a quandary in the morning.
signing off for now will be exploring the area in the ...
... place. Of course, it seldom actually holding back any water. This area has so little rainfall, but there are sometimes sudden heavy deluges and the terrain funnels the water into this valley. The dam prevents the possible serious destruction to the homes and farms further down stream.
There were only a couple of moderately difficult climbing spots along the way and all of us really enjoyed the chance to see a special environment near home.
... some wine.
We tried Petit Chapů, a blend of Monastrell and Garnacha, vintage 2011. Monastrell is the most commonly grown local grape. It benefits from the sunny, dry climate and higher altitudes of the Alicante area. It is usually blended with another type of grape to round out the strong flavors of this robust wine.
We enjoyed a very generous pour before moving on to our next stop!
Mercado, the central market is ...