Granada ….not to be …
After having a lovely evening with Christine and David Sunderland …and try as we might to get tickets on line for the Alhambra palace in Granada ….we failed …I suppose Easter Sunday was just a little adventurous …so what does one do ..queue ? …I believe it can be a long wait …and guess what ..the heavens opened rained so hard there wasn’t any way I was queueing .John made an executive decision …and we drove past ….well it’s the kind of place one can fly in and out in a weekend if one chooses …actually I was pleased really poor hooves were very badly blistered from the previous couple of route marches he takes me on…blisters the size of saucers …
What to do next …a drive through tomato sheds ..miles and miles of em …ending up in a German woman’s parking lot for € 7 out in the middle of nowhere ..John excelled himself with a made up pasta dish ..very yummy ..
In the morning after a good quiet night off we went down the road no more than a mile to find free parking on a lovely backwoods beach …sighs …note to self …go a little further and look see …..

We then had a day away from our chosen route ..veering off to have a look at The Mar Menors …well I have heard its high rise and very Benidorm ….NO …it’s wonderful ..300 m across so the water is at each side ..lovely beaches ..37.775578,-0.742294 I like it …so we stayed ..parked Hetty on the beach at the north end ..watched the sun set with a couple of beers and a Spanish omelette and salad made by yours truly …

Johns bit ….
The next day ..Tuesday ..we had a couple of mozy bites (scratch itch etc) so we where up early ..Lovely sun rise over sea and off by 07:00 to beat the traffic ….,Raced a few school buses down the road ,then headed north onto the toll motorway …Bit expensive but gave us nice steady drive no real issues until we arrived at our chosen free Aire (over night carpark with facilities such as water fill UK and loo emptying) …only to find 2 houses built on it. So choose to go shopping for lunch and parked near beach… but couldn’t actually see it to eat but no overnight opportunity unfortunately sighs …another possible stop found but chose shortest route on satnav only to find road cut off by part finished new road so double back along narrow track lorries (oh shit) to find 2nd choice a full car park in town surrounded by multy story offices grrrrr. 3rd choice programmed in only to find a grubby looking camp site entered through a building site . So carried on to find a parking spot and a look at possibilities (Susan not happy as we had run on same roads a couple of times confused by directions and she had bollocked satnav a couple of times by now as well). I searched satnav downloads for a nearby camp site nearly going back to dump recently rejected then chose a location further north at Xeraco Playa.. it promised beach and delivered . Seems fairly quiet but nice I’m doing this post on bar veranda overlooking clean beach ..lovely sea with a cold beer. We are both knackered but now relaxed and chilling …Awning up …solar screens on Hetty to keep her cool with a nice breeze blowing. Nice start to the day ….shitty middle bit….but now ok what’s for tea /supper etc.

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Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

2 thoughts on “Granada”

  1. Your bound to get up and down days on this tour but overall looks and sound fantastic, pictures are brilliant . tc

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