Monthly Archives: June 2014

Nessun Dorma but Us

We are now much in sympathy with one another, the Spanish and ourselves. They assert that they always lose the first match and then come good, citing the Swiss. We could say that we usually enter the final match needing … Continue reading

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The Alhambra

We had been unable to reserve tickets online for our visit, so cautioned by stories of them not always being available on the day, we booked to go on a morning tour. An open topped bus collected us from the … Continue reading

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There are still pockets of snow clinging to the shadows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; below in Granada the palm trees sway and jasmine perfumes the air. I have wanted to go to Granada ever since my Grandma used to … Continue reading

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Under and Up

As we came in to moor John had a nasty moment when reverse gear would not engage. Rapid working of the lever while revving hard sorted it out, but he was concerned something was round the propeller shaft. The beautiful … Continue reading

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Moving On

Although the marina development at Benalmadena is huge and although we were tucked in round the back of a solid pontoon, the effect of swell from the west sets the boats rocking there. For most of our stay the wind … Continue reading

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We have to thank Michael Portillo and his railway journeys program for inspiring many of our excursions into the Spanish interior; we may otherwise never have realized Cordoba was within our scope. As it is, we set off on the … Continue reading

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Green Parrots

Today was a rest from railway tourism. We set about our chores, boat cleaning and laundrey. All the time we have been here we have seen no sign of the advertised laundrey room, neither was it marked on our site … Continue reading

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