Category Archives: sight seeing

Granada

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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Cordoba

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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Ronda

There is only one train a day to Ronda and we were up early to make sure to be on it. The journey itself is a treat. At first you travel through neat orange groves, where the soil is the … Continue reading

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Malaga

There are a number of places to visit inland from Benalmadena. The launch point for these trips is Malaga, which itself had a number of attractions, so on our first full day we took a taxi to the centre of … Continue reading

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Sunday Market

We woke to blue skies. At the end of the marina a market was spread along the walkway in front of the restaurants. Shoe shops, leather goods, sparkly jewellery and ladies clothing in a variety of man made fabrics lined … Continue reading

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Estepona

Estepona is a lovely spot. On arrival, we had been pleasantly surprised by the pretty marina front, with its blue and white paintwork and peaceful atmosphere. From the range of attractive restaurants we chose an Italian on the upper level … Continue reading

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Black Gold

Marmite that is, not Texas tea. Although the magic of the black jar allows for infinite scrapings our supply was coming perilously close to exhaustion. Things had reached such a pass, we had resorted to eating healthy fruit and yogurt … Continue reading

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Jerez

On Friday we were still in tourist mode, setting off once again on the train to Seville, but this time only going a few stops down the line to Jerez. We were looking forward to looking round the palace there, … Continue reading

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