Travel Blogs from Torreblanca
... the streets were decorated with lights and streamers and there were many nativity displays in the caves around the walls.The Christmas market of course was an added attraction with a menagerie of live animals, camels, donkeys, ponies, calves, lambs, chickens, piglets and the turkey.
The air was full of the smell of churros, chestnuts, and paella cooking from different stalls. A place worth a ...
... but thought it might be too big for our little cooking pot.
Instead we bought some Christmas cheer in the form of some lovely Spanish brandy and some good Rioja.
Kay had her photo taken with Father Christmas but refused to sit on his knee.
The stalls were mostly leather goods and jewelery and some Christmas decorations.
We had a lovely lunch in a bodega bistro where we sampled the local rioja..lovely.
... only ones we could identify were pochards.
We crossed the Ebro which divides the delta into two halves. The northern part is slightly more built-up – Deltebre is quite a large town – and we saw no more flamingos, but the rice fields were full of egrets and herons. In the UK herons are quite a shy bird but here they were common, standing like sentinels in the water. Also common, unfortunately, were ...
... and Bonterra Park has to offer ....300 days of sunshine reputedly.
The local promenade is flat and pleasant to walk with plenty of cafes along the way Convenient supermarkets on the doorstep and restaurants nearby,
We were lucky to have such good neighbours on our campsite. Marian and Leo are the life and soul of the the social scene as well as having an interesting enterprise going with the re-cycling of plastic bottles into ...
... with cinnamon. Delicious.
Then it was on to the cathedral, dodging round a number of school trips. Here, at noon each Thursday, they have an interesting ancient custom on the steps outside. The Tribunal des Aquas is held to settle any disputes about water supply to the farms in the region. A panel of representatives, decked out in black gowns, from each of the eight regions, listens to disputes and makes ...