Almerima

We moved on partly due to the weather closing in with rain for a few days and also having just heard our Christmas booking at Malaga had been cancelled !!!!! So it was back to the drawing board and we came up trumps at Sanlucar, result.

The harbour at Almerima has two camping spots with all the facilities, problem is with every beer or wine you order in the many bars you are given complimentary Tapas, no brainer for me but she had trouble deciding what was poisonous and what was edible !

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The road in….
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Two quick Beers but couldn’t remember ordering the Tapas !
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This is the Germanic side of the harbour.
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This is the Graffiti wall side.
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Just realised every drink = Tapas
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Black clouds that deluged the hills for two days reeking havoc.

 

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Cartagena

Firstly apologies to Mr Hudson for the inadvertent use of his pictures in the Guardamar del Segura section (pics 4 & 5), this is a public unreserved apology in order to keep the copyright police from the van door!   In my defence it’s modern technology getting the better of me, that’s not hard though.

So, Cartagena, to start with its a major historical port full of bars with tapas, think I’ve got the hang of this Spanish life!

The campsite was a short bus ride out of town with all the services for 10 Euros/night.

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The museums will keep you busy for as long as you want.
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The port can easily accommodate the cruise ships
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They don’t paint these things white !

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Those Romans got everywhere

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Our campsite play area.

Altea

After a weekend stop in Javea with the Saturday night being a bit raucous with the local teenagers we moved on to Altea which is a beautiful bay with all the mod cons and restaurants to tempt you to stay the winter, the campsite proved that lots were doing exactly that.

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Javea drinks on the prom we first visited 20 odd year ago !
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Looking up the river from Altea

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All paths led up to the church !
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and up !!
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and up !!!
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Then the view opened out.
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So she had a beer 🍻
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Found a beautiful Argentinian restaurant

Valencia

Valencia camping is out of town and a bit wild ! But very close to the tram stop into Valencia for less than 3 Euros return. The city proved to be a good stop for a days sightseeing and tapas, as night fell it became very Christmassy!

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The new……….

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Ian Dury ?

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……and the old.

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Beer time
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Said it was Christmassy!
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Right Chris hop on, back to the campsite.

Peniscola

After the Delta this place was positively cosmopolitan. Lots of overwinteres, crowded really but a good laundry and battery recharge stop. The town was worth a few more days as it was a real mediaeval treat, Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren shot ‘El Cid’ here and loads of other film locations. In series six, Game of Thrones have used this place for several key scenes.

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Squint and it’s El Cid 1961

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That’s her catwalk walk !

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Don’t do it !!!!
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All the streets are this width
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That’s what ships carpenters do on there days off.