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There are lots of English retirees here which means that there are lots of clubs for my grandparents to join and English restaurants and bars for around so we have had traditional English food here as well as Spanish food. Its a very nice place with perfect sunny weather but its very quiet in winter and there are lots of things closed. Tomorrow morning we have to leave for London, it doesn't seem like we have been here long enough to already be leaving again!
Ian and Sue kindly drove us to Xeraco to catch the train to Valencia, from which we could get a train to Barcelona to pick up the hire car. The train journey is in two parts and it turns out you can't buy a ticket for the whole journey. So when we got to Valencia, which has a beautifully decorated ticket hall, we went to get our tickets to Barcelona, which is when we had a massive shock: from online research we'd expected it to cost around ...
... but in the calmer sections, five or six feet deep. Since the river was about the temperature of refrigerated water, the wet suits were appreciated.
The banks are thick with tall, dark green grasses and the occasional low-hanging branch is sure to knock you out of your boat. Which is exactly what happened to a (French?) woman almost immediately.
Going down the rapids was the fun part, and between each set of those, we took the opportunity ...
... of countries flags). Had some paella n a good explore of the city. Sat in shade a lot cos shade rocks! Temperature thing said 37 degrees at 10:30 in the morning.
Made our way back to a picnic dinner and went down the beach to try n find some cool air. Had some good stars out and randomly lots of locals fishing in the dark. Stayed down there till midnight ...
... was quite good. Would really liked to have spent more time here. In the morning went for a shopping walk around town with Leah... we were both looking for new handbags because ours broke! Not very convenient, but I did find a nice new one... or two. (I couldn't decide which one to get, so I got both!) But while we were trying to find bag store we got a good walk around town in & got to see all the 'pretty buildings'. So I was able to do ...