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Just 30kms away is another resort with pristine beaches and the added attraction of a fortified town, an island fortress not unlike Mont St Michel. You can walk around the narrow cobbled streets full of shops and restaurants and fishermans houses down by the harbour. A labyrinth of streets enclosed by massive ramparts. The restaurants serve the local seafood delicacies such as ...
Preparations for Christmas
As always we bring a friend along with us on our journey...this year it is Meery.........courtesy of Georgie, Karen and Dave. He has settled in quite nicely and is enjoying the Spanish sun.
Also along the theme of Christmas we went to Peniscola today and there was a Spanish Christmas market in the old fort . It was very atmospheric and with carols playing very festive. We found a ...
... of hotels, bars and restaurants named after him!
Those of you old enough to remember the epic film of El Cid, made in 1960 and starring Charlton Heston, will have seen Peniscola Castle in a battle scene filmed on the beach, in which the castle is meant to represent Valencia. It certainly couldn’t have been filmed there a few years later, when Peniscola rapidly developed as a holiday resort and high-rise ...
What an interesting and surprising little place this is!.
We really had only thought of this place as a stop-over rest and recouperation before our main stop but are now finding daily what a lovely little place and community this is.
Everyone is so friendly with a mixture of nationalities. Some are here for the whole winter and we are beginning to wonder why anyone needs to travel further if the sun is here then stay and enjoy ...
... around. However if you change tyres here it must be in accordance with their laws, so I had to have four tyres, even though two of the existing tyres were still good enough to pass a UK MOT. Now I am as bankrupt as Spain.
I phoned my Hyundai dealer in Seaford to discuss the cam belt situation. He was surprised. The cam belt change is at 100,000 miles or 6 years, so it was not due anyway. As it happens the price quoted ...