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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Conil de la Frontera June 6th 2017

Graham's birthday and he suggested we go to Cadiz.....he has loved reading the Sharpe series and had a vision of the old town in his head. What a beautiful city! We drove through the modern section and straight to the old town, with wonderful statues and monuments. We had to drive a few miles along a peninsular, with a long sandy beach to our left, to reach Cadiz, which is surrounded by sea on three sides. There were cannons along the sea wall, gardens behind them, with the largest rubber trees I've ever seen, some very old pale coloured stone buildings, which definitely had a Moorish influence, but then we had lunch at a very nice seafront restaurant, overlooking the harbour full of small boats bobbing on the gentle sea and a few people swimming off ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Conil de la Frontera June 4th 2017

We've had a lazy couple of days, glad of the more bearable temperatures...still 28/9 but accompanied by breezes. We're on a lovely spacious site about 3 miles from the wonderful wild stretches of beach and Atlantic ocean. The site has a beautiful pool, which is open!!! Had a great reviving swim when we arrived. We've explored along the coast and found many beaches, stopping at one which had terrific surf. We kept well away from the surfers and because there was an undertow, only went in close to others and not too far out...great jumping over and under the waves. This coastline is quieter and wilder than the other Costas and not nearly as much development for tourism.Yesterday Graham wanted to visit Cabo de Trafalgar, a headland, off which Nelson defeated a Spanish and French fleet ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Conil de la Frontera August 20th 2016

One of the great things travel affords is the opportunity to experience different forms of light in different places, whether this be sharp daylight against a blue azure sky or the textures of orange against a setting sun. No pollution atmospheric or light helps of course.... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Conil de la Frontera August 17th 2016

A lazy day today spent in the shade by the pool before stretching legs to see the lovely Atlantic sunset and moonrise ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Conil de la Frontera August 16th 2016

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Conil de la Frontera August 14th 2016

Our next adventure starts in Andalusia....... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Conil de la Frontera March 30th 2015

good morning dear readers. This blog needs to begin with not one, but TWO apologies !!!! The first one refers to the delay in writing this blog to include the apology over the delay, but sitting around in the sun drinking sherry is a very time consuming business. Secondly, in the previous blog (the one before this on) , your correspondent stated that the shower block in Burgos was clearly the coldest place in the world. This is incorrect and misleading as the shower block in Salamanca is actually the coldest place in the world, as you will soon learn. We left the cold of Burgos and headed further south to a town called Salamanca - I hope you have noticed how this has linked to the previous paragraph. The journey was smooth as we stayed ... read more
classy Salamanca plaza mayor
we added a touch of class
of course, she had to go up

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