We had an offer to meet up with both the Hudson’s and Clark’s for Easter in Spain, Puntas de Calnegra to be precise even though it was a few weeks away it was on our plan to get to Croatia for May, so off we shot, through Seville into Andalusia to a place used as another “Game of Thrones” set, Osuna. Very medieval and unchanged apart from the Eroski car park we used as an overnight stop.
The mountains still had the chill factor and some snow so we dropped down into Malaga with stunning views of the river valley onto the coast road and 10 degrees warmer to Castell de Ferro to catch up on the laundry.
After a couple of days we moved on to another old favourite the port of Almerimar before our final push into Puntas de Calnegre to drink and eat away the Easter holiday.
Late into Almerimar we bedded down in the golf car park before moving onto the harbour front the next morning, this is the place where every drink = tapa, we found the best in the Buccaneer, right price best tasty tapa, bargain. After a few days, rain was forecast, so we moved onto Gibraltar, then moved off from there as it was strong winds this time, so El Peurto de Santa Maria it was with a ferry trip into Cadiz.
We left the comfort of the campsite for a small aire (car park actually) for the pricey sum of €3/night and very good it turned out, in the centre of Jalon, bringing in the New Year with hill walking Hudson style. We parted company after a few days and headed of to Santa Pola then Torrevieja to meet up with Derrick and Rhian at their bar the “C Breeze”, Guinness and good food made for a great night catching up with old friends.
As we settled into Cap Blanch campsite which happened to be 90% Dutch our friends the Hudson’s lay-in-wait for naive campers venturing into Benidorm (“beni” to the locals) unaware of the dangers ahead ! So with Christmas fast approaching and the arrival of Shaun almost imminent we set off for a recce.
Having recovered from our over indulgence in ‘Beni’ it was time to meet up with Shaun.
With a week left before we leave for Blighty we decide to chill and relax on a campsite which turned out to be a good idea, loads of coastal walking again but found what turns out to be one of our best spots yet, La Vega, with a walk in to match any we had done previously. Again the weather helps but it was a fitting end.