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Jan 28, 2014 - La Linea -Day 2

Another windy night but not too cold. Back into Gib again on Doris to look round the city & see what has changed. The most obvious change is the tremendous amount of new apartment blocks down on the reclaimed harbour area. The marina area is different also as it has been surrounded by multi storey buildings including a big casino. I has great difficulty even finding my way back up the Rock to where we used to have our office inside one of the tunnels in the Rock. The road system has all changed & was most confusing. I did manage in the end...

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Jan 27, 2014 - La Linea

Off to Gib our most Southerly point on our trip. Stopped at one of the many Lidl stores that they have in Spain to restock our depleted food stores. There are Aldi stores about as well but not as many as the Lidl ones. We located the only camp site that I have heard about in La Linea, just outside Gibraltar. We had a flat along the sea front in La Linea when we worked in Gibraltar some twenty years ago. The camp site is attached to a complex that helps disabled people & it is set in nice grounds & has good facilities plus it is very handy...

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Jan 26, 2014 - Marbella

I think we were the only people staying at this Aire tonight. There were lots of motorhomes in the yard but they all appear to be stored. We were nice & safe though as the yard was shut up & there was a dog & a watchman on all night. It was a cold start to the day again but it was clear & it warmed up very nicely during the day. We did another short hop down to the outskirts of Marbella, only 31 miles. We could easily have made it down to Gibraltar but we're not in a hurry & we wanted to see Marbella again after twenty odd years. We have...

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Jan 25, 2014 - Malaga

Pushed on the 40 miles to Malaga but the weather had turned cold & windy so the shorts & tee shirt went back in their box for now. We weren't sure whether to stop at Malaga as there was only an Aire at a caravan storage compound on the outskirts. However when we got there it had a convenient bus service into Malaga running past so we decided to stop. We'd never been into Malaga before so thought it might be worth a look. We found out that Malaga was the birth place of Picasso & there is a Picasso museum in the centre. Not really liking his...

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Jan 24, 2014 - Torrox-Costa

Started the day with an early morning walk along the beach to log yet another cache. Lovely sunrise with the Sierra Nevada mountains catching the sun. We passed two large car parks along the beach front, both full of motorhomers 'wild or free camping'. I suppose that this time of the year there's not a problem but I bet the police soon move them off during the summer season. Apparently you can get a publication called 'Camper Stops' which listed suitable locations. The local baker was taking advantage of the opportunity to sell his wares by...

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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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Jan 23, 2014 - Skiing Sierra Nevada

Internet at Camping Reina Isabel has not been working so I was unable to update our journal. We had a couple more days of rain earlier in the week, but we caught the bus into town again on Monday. We saw the beautiful Basilica de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias and walked across the city to the Bus Station to check out the parking for Homer, intending to take the bus up to Pradollano to go skiing. And we walked past Camping Sierra Nevada which we’d looked up on the internet where it was listed as closed – and it was open! Although it is €30...

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Jan 22, 2014 - Vera

Well Ethel (our GPS) excelled herself today. She caused us loads of problems including trying to take us down a one way street in one town & then taking us down another road in a housing area which was closed off at the end by posts set in the ground. Fortunately for us I was able to take out one post to get through or we would really have had fun trying to turn round with Doris(the scooter) on the back. All morning she kept taking strange routes as we went along. Fortunately I overruled her on a number of occasions when she tried to head...

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Jan 18, 2014 - Venta el Gallo, Sacromonte

We enjoyed a short stroll between showers into La Zubia to find a tobacconist to buy a stamp to send a postcard home to New Zealand, find a particular small battery for a clock and a couple of food items. We had booked a show this evening and were picked up from the camp entrance just before 9pm and then collected several more people around town before arriving at Venta El Gallo, a cave restaurant in Sacromonte. This area is reputed to be where flamenco was born and these performers put their heart and soul into their acts. For €30 per...

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Jan 17, 2014 - Albayzín, Granada

Yesterday was another rainy day, so we had another lazy day doing not very much, but this morning dawned overcast but dry. So after breakfast we set off to catch the same two buses as Wednesday, this time travelling with a German couple from the campground who we were able to advise about visiting the Alhambra. We ourselves got off the bus and walked down through the Alhambra Woods to find the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation, which is currently the #1 attraction on TripAdvisor. We followed the signs at first but then there were none, so it took...

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Jan 17, 2014 - January

Our weather forecast was dull for 3/4 days from yesterday, but luckily they're wrong and it's very hot today, yesterday was cool till lunchtime. We had a lovely walk in neighbouring village through a nature reserve, which was typically Spanish, and not in a good way! The board walks went around a large pond with reed beds, with bamboo around the perimeter & of course they haven't been maintained so no one can see through the heavy curtain of bamboo to see the birds! At one point someone has chopped them down so if you're tall you can get a...

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Jan 15, 2014 - The Alhambra, Granada

It rained all day yesterday so again so after a nice sleep in and a leisurely brunch we had an “in Homer” day. Today we woke up to patches of blue sky so we set off to catch 2 buses to the Alhambra. The bus stop is right across the road, weekdays buses run every 15mins and the fare was €1.50 each into Central Granada. From there we had about a 20 minute wait for the No. 13 bus to take us to the Alhambra. At peak times you must book ahead for a time slot to visit the Nasrid Palaces but we walked straight up to the ticket office and booked...

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