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Jun 12, 2016 - Granada

We got up this morning early as we had a tour planned for the Alhambra. Our hotel pick-up was for 9.15-9.45. However the tour group was a no show. I called them several times and asked the hotel reception if they could help as well. They found a different number to call but again no answer. We probably should have called the day before, but with the delayed flights, lost luggage we got side tracked. We hopped in a can to see if we could find the tour office, but there was no signs we could see. So I said to Tess we'd line up and try but our...

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Jun 11, 2016 - Travel Day - to Granada

Not a great day today. We had to get to the airport early for our flight to Madrid, then wait 8 hours to depart on the flight to Granada. We found a cafe and got ourselves some food and drink periodically throughout day. However we were up late packing our bags, so we'd dearly just love to sleep. Originally our flight was earlier, but Air Iberia cancelled it and put our booking back to the afternoon. The plane to Granada was quite small. It has two seats per row and almost everyone's luggage has to go under the plane as the overhead...

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Jun 9, 2016 - Castellar de la Frontera + 2nd & 3rd walk Casares

Roy has tried after my efforts failed, to load more photos, as we have lovely ones from Ronda with the market, and our walks, and the castle village, but no can do, so we'll continue to try to add to a new page but for now, we'll "publish" this, as we leave here in 4 days and are busy cleaning and packing due to the fluffy stuff being a complete pain...read on for more... On the Friday we took a different route into the Spanish countryside, ending up at a huge ancient castle with a village inside the walls. Castellar de la Frontera is the...

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May 24, 2016 - Tarifa, Ronda, and hiking above Casares

Late April, Blue went to Sue's again just overnight so we could go to Tarifa. Days are getting hotter now, he's happy and cool there, must be better than being dragged around old towns and city walls. Tarifa is full of Moroccan and Phoenician influences. The walls around the old city are structurally sound in the main, so safe to walk the top of, the views beautiful, especially of the point where the Med meets the Atlantic Ocean, at the tiny Island Nature Reserve. On the west side of the relatively new causeway across, surfers claim their...

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May 24, 2016 - Last of Spain

SEVILLE – HOME OF THE FLAMENCO Driving to Seville, we decided to go via Ronda again and see what it was like when it is not pouring rain and in the clouds. What a beautiful drive in the countryside. When we arrived in Ronda, there was some kind of celebration going on and everyone was dressed in some kind of traditional costume. It reminded me a lot of how Klondike Days in Edmonton used to be. We watched a play on the steps of the church. Couldn’t understand a word they said but it looked like a re-enactment of the Spanish peasants...

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May 15, 2016 - And the Sun Shineth Again

AND THE SUN SHINETH AGAIN The rain in Spain has finally stopped falling on the plain. The sun is shining and the Mediterranean Sea is a beautiful blue. We arrived in the Costa del Sol to sunny skies but then the skies opened up and we had five days of practically non-stop rain. They even had flood warnings out for our area. The good news is that we were at our timeshare exchange resort so we were comfy and warm. Took the time to relax and read, play cards and practice putting on the green between downpours. Needless to say, Betty and I won...

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Apr 26, 2016 - Cadiz, Spain

This morning we docked in Cadiz, Spain. The second oldest city in Europe, it dates back to Roman times. We took a tour on a hop on, hop off bus and got a great overview of the city: stone walls with gates to the city, cathedrals, beaches, and lively plazas. We ate lunch (a traditional paella dish) outside in a lovely plaza with our new friends Julie and John. A flamenco dancer was busy working the lunch crowd, as was an accordion player. Got to make a living! We wandered the narrow cobblestone streets and were reminded of Venice. Very easy...

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Apr 24, 2016 - More sad news

Friday April 22nd I have sad news, sorry to say, that Dave, Jenny's dad, my first husband, passed away shockingly and suddenly on Tuesday evening. It's another tragic loss to Liz & Geoff, Andrea and family as well as ourselves. We'd always kept in close touch; Dave and Gail, his lovely, lovely partner, live in Whitby, where Gail will stay. But it's a hard hit for us all. It was a sudden massive heart attack, and at 66 years young, we still can't believe it's happened. As he would have wanted, there's to be no funeral, just a private...

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Apr 23, 2016 - Friends here after Scotland visit

Mid April The Scotland visit was very enjoyable. This time the plane was on time, no hassle. Maggie has recovered well, but her teeth can't be repaired till she's older, and she has a couple of nasty scars. Billie Bruce and Lily have a new home in Montrose,a modern terraced house over 3 floors, which is close to buses for their uni and college. Arran and Arthur thriving happily. Jenny and Douglas well and were looking forward to their holiday without children. Jenny's 40th and Douglas had his birthday start of April, so they booked 4 nights...

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Mar 20, 2016 - February/March

Feb 27th We've had a busy time saying goodbye to so many folk since I last made an entry. Terry and Wen next door were first off, then Jean and John, now today Joyce and Barry are off; he has to have eye check up before mid March to enable him to carry on driving (at 78 he's amazing, driving that huge RV and towing a car at the back). Yesterday we finally got our day out to Ronda (pics above) which was another wonderful ancient city. But we made a big mistake not realising how cold it would be high up in the mountains. Luckily we took...

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Mar 8, 2016 - THE WILD WEST MEETS RELIGION (plus a few flamingoes)

The beauty of being in a motorhome is that plans can change. In my last diary entry I said that my next entry we will be in Portugal. Sorry, but we are still in Spain!! The reason being is we did a stop off at El Rocio. More about this crazy town later on but lets start from where we left off. We left Los Escullos nice and early with intentions of getting as far along the southern coast as we could but with no real plan of where we would stop. We didn’t get far. We were stopped by a Police speed trap accused of doing 78km in a 50km zone....

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Feb 19, 2016 - Jan/Feb

January 2016 The rest of January has given us every day sunshine, sometimes just warm, others really hot, still with cold nights & early mornings, but so so lovely. The sort of weather that makes me want to get up early to get chores done so I can laze the rest of the day away without feeling guilty! Roy's been busy accounting and fixing problems technically. I've done a lot of soup making and cooking, as for our Christmas we bought a soup maker (which is just the best thing ever, well, next to a slow cooker) and an extra small freezer,...

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