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Sep 17, 2015 - Leaving friends

Thursday 17th Sept (If you click on the map, it should show the correct route we've taken this time, sorry it's taken me this long to work it out, but you can't rush these things!!) Left Eugene and Dee's when Roy was sure he was fit to drive, down to Almeria via A7, scenery today was mainly distant mountains, agriculture for mile after mile, ugly poly tunnels and poly covered fields stretching into the distance, so we were glad to get to the town of Almerimar, a few miles south of Almeria. This Aire is €9 per night, but well worth it, a...

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May 3, 2014 - Almeria

Another stop on the south east coast of Spain, Almeria has the large Islamic Fort of Alcazaba dominating the town. In 1489 the city was taken over by the Catholic Monarchs causing the Muslim population to be expelled. There was a massive earthquake here in 1522 and it took another 300 years for the city to recover. We walked up to the Alcazaba via the Cathedral. There are lots of narrow streets and plazas to enjoy on the way. We found a plaza where they were setting up an antique market. The Alcazaba is like a smaller scale Alhambra in...

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Jan 23, 2014 - Almerimar

It rained again during the night but still quite mild. Set off down towards Almeria, the next big town along the coast. Still surrounded by mountain ranges but as we got closer to Almeria we noticed more & more areas of land covered in plastic sheeting. The further we went the more noticeable it became until whole acres were swathed in plastic. As we got closer we could discern that they were in fact humongous plastic green houses. We were later told that they are for growing tomatoes. Any piece of reasonably flat land not built on or a...

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Jun 28, 2013 - Vendredi 28 juin - Visite de l'Alcazaba et cours de baladi aux cousines espagnoles!

Vendredi 28 juin - Visite de l'Alcazaba et cours de baladi aux cousines espagnoles! Vendredi 28 juin - Visite de l'Alcazaba et cours de baladi aux cousines espagnoles! Ce matin nous déjeunons avec Monique et Claude qui vont devenir nos guides privés pour les prochains jours... Nous allons dans le viel Améria visiter L'Alacazaba, ancienne forteresse construite du temps des mulmans au Xième siècle fut la plus puissante d'Espagne. Une partie chrétienne fut ajoutée à la forteresse plus tard lors de la reconqête. Nous avons d'ici une vue superbe...

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Jun 27, 2013 - Jeudi 27 juin - Monasterio de San Jeronimo et en route pour Almeria

Jeudi 27 juin - Monasterio de San Jeronimo et en route pour Almeria Réveil, packtage des valises et nous sortons déjeuner sur la rue Juan de Dios. Churros, chocolat et pain grillé (au beurre de pinotte) et toujours le café con lecheet le jus d'orange maison. Nous somme juste en face du Monastère de St-Jérôme et nous allons le visiter. Le monastère est maintenant opéré par des soeurs cloîtrées. Ce sont elles qui ont fait restorer le monastère datant des années 1500 dans vers 1950. Il a été utilisé longtemps par des moines, puis par des...

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Aug 5, 2007 - En la aburrida Europa

Llegué a Almería a las 10:30 p. m. y salgo a medianoche. Me dio tiempo de comprar el pasaje al puerto de Ghazaouet en Argelia, sacar euros de un cajero a un par de cuadras del puerto y comprar queso y pan para comer en mi segunda noche sin dormir horizontalmente. Por supuesto, por décimas de segundo uno se siente tentado a quedarse en la comodidad, facilidad y predictibilidad de Occidente, pero ¡volvamos a África!...

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Jul 12, 2007 - Almería

Again I was pleasantly surprised by how close everything really is - easily achievable on foot. The highlight of the few things I saw in Cartagena was, as usual, a castle, and it was tastefully restored to include a museum-like centre in amongst the original buildings - the 'Centre for Interpretation of the History of Cartagena'!. It covered the history of the region, but also included renowed painters and literary types etc. It didn't rate highly compared to my next stop though... Forget Alicante - Almería's Alcazaba was founded in 955 and...

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Sep 20, 2006 - La musica

Hmmm I'm now one month into my trip. My time with Jon made me realise that I had started to take my freedom for granted, my comments about 'well I might go there next, might just stay on the coast, a night here, three nights there' were met with looks that spoke 'you are so lucky' without the need for words. Jon and I had three wonderful days together (um and nights!) Mostly we were very lazy, but we got in a very leisurely stroll along an almost deserted beach on Saturday, the vist to the market and lunch in a restaurant by the sea on...

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Sep 17, 2006 - X certificate!

Leaving my campsite in the Las Alpujarras on Thursday morning, I had a fantastic drive up into the highest village, called Trevelez. This is where they cure the best serrano ham, it's the cold dry atmosphere that does it! Bought some ham (of course) and some pressies for the family then headed for the coast. This was a scary drive again as the wind was very strong and Ducky rocked around! I was making may way to a specific campsite and, driving on the coast road (lovely views)I rounded a bend, saw a fantastic beach and thought Í wish there...

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Oct 1, 2005 - Burying the summer

I was stupid and misjudged how far the train station was from my hostel this morning and missed my train to Almeria. I know, me leaving something to the last minute, pretty hard to believe, eh? Hahaha. It was about 5 hours until the next one so I had lots of time to kill. This French-Canadian guy saw my flag in the station and he and I ended up having a huge chat about Canada and traveling and French culture, it was really cool. After that I killed some time at the internet cafe while waiting for the train. The landscape on the train ride...

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Kristy's World Tour!

May 10, 2005 - Motril to San Jose (Cabo de Gata)

Day 38 May 9th Motril to Almirimar Distance: 96kms Ride Time: 5.5 hrs Total Time: 8.5 hrs Avg Speed: 18kph Elevation: 6/10 Crapometer: 4/10 Weather: Hot and fine...again. I wasn't supposed to ride this far today, but the Michelin map failed me 3 times. It had marked out 3 campsites at towns along the coast that didn't exist...they may have once but not today. I made it as far as Almirimar at 8:30pm and couldn't find the 3rd campsite. I looked around for accom until it got dark. They only one I found in this rather posh resort town with a...

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Home Again...

Oct 17, 2004 - Cadiz to Almerimar

01/09/04 Departed Cadiz at 0900 and motor sailed to Cape Roche where we picked up 'Sedna' and then all three ships proceeded to Barbate. We anchored out and had a BBQ on the Princess. Must have been a good night as Terry and a crew load of guests went chasing seagulls in the night. There was a huge flock of them on the water in a long line. We had the stern floodlight on to help them see and we inadvertently left it on all night. The batteries took a hammering but we had plenty of power left in the morning. 630 amps of 24 volt power go a...

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