Monthly Archives: June 2014

Waiting for Lara

Lara should have been arriving on Wednesday. We had been busy cleaning, washing and shopping in anticipation. Tuesday teatime John received a message from Ryan Air to the effect that her flight had been cancelled. French air traffic controllers are … Continue reading

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Under the Sea

Today it rained in Spain, sandy rain from Africa. Lyra now has watermark patterns in red dust on her lights and deck. It started before daybreak and there were flashes of pearly light at the portholes followed by dawdling thunder. … Continue reading

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Wash Day

Sunday seems to be our weekly washday. There is a laundry here, but just one machine was working, so we had a go in the Internet café between loads. This is a Portacabin with a single computer. It is not … Continue reading

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Cartagena

We woke early on Saturday too, so thought we would set off, do a bit of sight seeing, before the day became too hot, and call at the supermarket on our way back. This time we took the map. The … Continue reading

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La Tuna

After a week of early starts we woke before eight too alert for our planned lie in, so we set to and cleaned Lyra inside and out. Even the inspirational plant had a face wash. It took most of the … Continue reading

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Viva Biodramina

We have left the Costa del Sol behind and have embarked on the Costa Blanca, where so far there has been less high-rise tourist development. It is named for its’ light grey coastal rock, glowing white in the bright sunlight, … Continue reading

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Almerimar

Despite its huge size the visitor berths of the marina at Benalmadena are open to weather from the west. All the time we stayed there the wind was in the west. Moving to the Marina del Este we therefore breathed … Continue reading

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