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We're on the move again, further round the coast and we’re going to cheat and go by the Motorway. We’ve looked at the windy yellow road through the mountains (Sierra de Almenera) and decided not to bother. Just 145k today to a campsite described as 'for those who like the unusual’.
Mark gave a running commentary for the journey, ‘there’s more polytunnels’.
Beautiful scenery through the mountains (aside ...
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
We did our own walking tour today in Almeria, Spain which consisted of touring the Alcazaba fortress which is one of the biggest fortresses ever built by the Arabs in Spain. We walked the downtown and harbour areas returning to the ship for sail-away at 4:00 pm. +30 again today so tried to soak it all up!
Sun., Sept. 14, 2014
Today is our 3rd sea day - another beautiful day relaxing on-board - travel distance to Valletta, Malta is 863 nautical miles.
... to the rescue, the UK Santander mobile phone App is smart enough to locate the nearest Santander ATM, in Spain, for us. It is in Aguadulce, about two miles away.
So, in the interests of exercise, and, saving £4, we walk to Aguadulce.
The saving is then spent (plus a bit), and the exercise undone, on two very large gin and tonics.
Saturday 15th ...
... continue, so, maybe I am missing something.
At lunch time we cycle to the promenade at Roquetas de Mar, and head for a place called "Bar Aurora". It is staffed by Brits (and possibly owned by them for all I know). It is incredibly popular, people are hovering, ready to grab your seat as soon as you are ready to leave. The other bars / cafes along the promenade are almost empty.
The attraction is the prices I think, for 8Euro, you get a bottle of wine ...
... this evening, the traffic is dreadful, we arrive, just in time.
By the time Kathleen emerges from church, it is dark of course, and, the church is in a one-way system, so, we cannot just retrace our steps.
A couple of wrong turns, into cul-de-sacs, but, we make it back in one piece.
Sunday 9th ...