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... squid, prawns, lobster and crab.
It's claim to fame is that 'El Cid' was filmed here. Not that we re-call anything familiar from the film however we enjoyed walking along the ramparts and viewing the North and South beaches from the battlements.
A complete village in a fort and there were several hidden churches surprisingly tucked away down side streets. Also because it is ...
... 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.
... Roman inscriptions. We’ve seen some wonderful Roman sites in Spain so it was disappointing that this one was so uncared for. On the plus side, the views from the ramparts were spectacular, though the wind was very strong and cold. So we made our way back down to the town and drove home. I later discovered that Sagunto was the birthplace of Rodrigo, the composer of the Concierto d’Aranjuez, but we didn’t ...
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 ...
... will recount the tale of our trip to Valencia. Because we are away for so long and travelling so many miles (17,300 to date) it is inevitable that the car will need servicing during the course of our travels. We had already had it serviced in Perpignan in May, but the next service was overdue. There is a Hyundai dealer in Valencia and with the help of David at the campsite reception I had managed to explain to the garage what I ...