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... Whilst Jayne was getting out of the tourist Gulag, I legged it down to the bus stop, surely we'd made it. Jayne joined me and I checked the phone for the time. It was 6.59am exactly. Then we waited.....and waited. I said give it til 7.10am....but still no bus. We looked at the bus ticket and it stated that we needed to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before departure, maybe we'd missed it. There was a number to call so I did. The number went through to our friends ...
... hard to see how rough it was from the apartment but became a bit more evident once we got to the harbour. First was breakfast on the harbour front and very nice it was too. Then we had a wander around. It looked like a lot of the people who crewed the boats weren't heading out today. The harbour walls are about 20 foot high and ...
... no doubt there's a reason for it. We took a stroll to Puerto De San Diego, this is more where the locals live and doesn't have the sheen of the purpose built Tourist Area. Life was going on there though as was death & we watched a local funeral taking place. The hearses were covered in garlands of flowers and lots of people were outside the house of the dearly departed paying their last respects.
So, what's the grub like then? ...
... The shame is this place was given planning permission as the rest of the area is pretty. The one saving grace is that really there's no blasting noise. So Paddy's is the exception.
There's a mix of Brits & other Europeans here and very few young ones. There's plenty of the sandal & socks brigade here. We speak to few of them and it turns out there's lots of retired Brit expats here. The place is very hilly and so we ...
... is a puzzle to me. It was a bumpy landing and almost got a bit bumpy with the chap in front of me who got lippy with me . Personal space was at a premium on that plane and I.m surprised no one got murdered. But land we did....and waited forever for our bags...... we then eventually got on our bus, which was going to take us an hour and a half to get to Los Gigantes. It was also pouring with ...
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