BLOGLESS SAILING

Been very busy for the last few days so Nil Zilch bloggin NO G

GPS FOR LO PAGAN FREE TO STAY CARPARK 37.81537 -0.78445

It’s been very hot sleeping in the down town car park No air .. Sweating cobbers

BUT in saying that it was free and next to the sailing area .. just a short walk to the sports club which housed a gym ..spinning bikes and permission to sail off the pontoon .. The group of sailor who have set up Mar Menor RC IOM Club are all expats from various countries ..Led gallantly by Bev and Stuart Lockwood and the racing was a Spanish National event ..Not much to tell as it’s a tad boring for people who don’t sail so I’ll not go on about it .. John did quite well over the two days with the wind playing silly buggers .. The club dinner on the Saturday night in the 360′ Restaurant Lo Pagan above the sailing area was great fun ..most of the sailors attended but at €40 per head a tad expensive.. many hangovers as it was all you could drink in the price .. but all good things end and we couldn’t wait to get off to find a breeze .. and this was The Light House car park

Hetty looking like a Chinese laundry .. towels out to dry

GPS LIGHTHOUSE CARPARK

37.6347 -0.69029

(Yes another car park ) the end of La Manga looking out over the Med ..perfect ..+ a sunsetA walk to the Lighthouse next morning in the cool of the day and then off again having seen the Muppet trains arrive disgorging the holidaying people

Muppet train

Back into travelling mode .. Our first stop was a place The Driver fancies Lorca .. which suffered a serious earthquake in 2011 devastating the old town ..Tourism has suffered but its lovely Rebuilt .. Shored up properties.. Signs of damage .. cracks down walls but this adds to the charm

The Driver said “Let walk to the castle and Parador and I will buy you a beer “not realising the distance and height of said castle… OR the heat of the midday sun ..UP and UP and more UP and around the hill and more UP ..lovely views and with frequent stops to get our breath back and NO complaints from The Cook as she like Paradors The Spanish Gov hotel chain usually with Spanish National antiques

Next stop an aire in between Lorca and Granada

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.

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