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... upwards through hairpin bends, the side of the road covered with prickly pear, bougainvillea and oleanders. The jacaranda trees were in bloom in the city and the jacarandas here bloom twice a years here. The views as we drove along were great but nothing to see at the spot the bus dropped us, there were of course many stalls selling the usual souvenirs. We had 20 mins here and then we wound our way down again to visit the seaside town of Mondelo. We drove ...
A sharp get away at 4am but no winds so we arrive about 6pm. A very industrial port with cruise liners streaming in and a working marina. We managed to fuel up and then found a berth on a family run pontoon near the old town of Cala. We wandered out for a pizza and then crashed for well overdue sleep. Having planned to stay here for a few days we checked the weather again and see that we can hop along to Trapini on the west ...
... We both had the sea bream; Eldon's was loaded with three different roasted nuts and placed on an olive tapenade; and mine was done with a really light but crispy crust. Both plates came with a small dollop of mashed potatoes and a side of really nice mixed vegetables. We also shared a lovely bottle of local red wine--frappato grape. I had a decaf cappuccino, and Eldon had a grappa. It was a meal to truly remember. Good ...
... usual half carafes of both white and red.
Eldon's first course was four different appetizers from this area. We shared, of course. We had bruschetta, a serving of fried chickpeas flour-like pancake, another mixture of eggplant, olives, capers and tomatoes on bread and we can't remember the fourth. But all of them were very good. Eldon then ordered the spaghetti and mussels, which we shared once ...
... it all in.
Confession boxes were abundant and there were small ‘alcoves’ highlighting one succinct theme; for example ‘Jesus carrying his cross’ or the Virgin Mary with the Baby Jesus and things of a similar nature. Marble flooring that was beautifully colour patterned and attention to the smallest detail. We were very glad we walked in and had a look about.
We visited several more churches but none in the league of the ...