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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 ...
... 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.
... in late November! We were forced to stay in the car with the windows closed to eat our picnic, because when we set foot outside we were surrounded with the annoying creatures. We drove on as far as Ruimar, on the edge of the sea. There was a long, deserted beach backed by dunes, a couple of beach bars, and an awful lot of sand blown across the road and piling up like a snowdrift. In summer it’s a popular area for ...
... creations for home or garden. Here a are a few of their best and we have included two of our favourties that we have bought for our awning.
Many others on site have little lucrative hobbies from card making to wood crafts and we can understand why people want to stay here for the whole winter as it has this little village community ethos to it.
We really are enjoying our week here and are tempted to come back next year maybe for the whole ...
... the streets some more, past the Lonja, the 15th century Silk Exchange, built in the Flamboyant Gothic style, to the central Market, an amazing stone and glass Modernista fabrication, where we browsed the stalls with watering mouths.
Which reminded us, lunchtime!
After lunch we walked up to the north end of the city to see the Torres de Serranos, the old city gateway. Here there is a ...