Hotel La Madrugada
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Arrived at our destination, Altea on Saturday July 4. Stayed the first 4 nights with Percy , Simons buddy from school days, and his very gracious wife, Begonia. Their apt is located one block from the beach front. It has been kind of like summer camp. They have kept us entertained with home cooking, swimming, kayaking, picnics, sidewalk tapas, One evening we all went for an incredibly beautiful hike up the mountain to the lighthouse . Ending the evening at a restaurant on ...
... entertainment" afterwards. We've met a marvelous singer, Sarah Jane Morris who performed for us along with another guest Annette Brown who is a musician, she plays the trumpet. They did several songs, very nice. And Lars was convinced to do his special version of the Swedish Chef. Annette even made a chef's hat for him. It was a fun evening.
It has been a great week for recharging the batteries, relaxing and filling our tummies with really healthy food.
Altea, AlicanteTuesday 18th March 2014
We depart Camping Roquetas, promptly.
Uneventful 200 or so miles to our next destination, Arena Blanca, Benidorm.
This turns our to be a poor choice, it is right in the middle of Benidorm, or, as I prefer to call it, Blackpool, with sun. Not to my taste.
A hurried reprogramming of the sat nav takes us to ...
... br> Never seen anything like this before.
The weekend, brings another spate of what we assume are "stag parties". Groups of young men turn up, with one of them wandering around dressed in a form of fancy dress. Usually, they are dressed as a woman, but last ...
Tuesday dawns overcast, what a disappointment, but, as the day wears on, not only does the sun reappear, but it becomes hotter than ever. We explore to the end of Gandia Promenade, on our bicycles, 3 miles of excellent promenade, backed by, almost empty, clean, sandy, beach. Like South Shields, with sun.
Wednesday, we cycle to Oliva via the coast ...