Spain. Elx/Elche, Saturday 29th October 2016

And yet another smiling Spanish family who were only too happy to help me out. *kleenex alert* – well, I had a “speck of dust in my eye” at least 😉 : I always like to feel that I bring something positive into the lives of the people that I meet. So when I was…

Spain. Alicante Airport, Thursday 27th October 2016

The “wee toe” explained. On my way to Alicante, I had put a *huge* hole in one of my socks. But I was completely unaware of this – and continued walking for 20km. As a result, my wee toe was absolutely destroyed. At one point, the whole toe was enshrouded in a huge blister. So,…

Spain. Villajoyosa, Monday 24 October 2016

The ever-smiling Luis in Villajoyosa. And his house is absolutely stunning. Luis has taken an old, typically-Spanish house (the doorways are *tiny* – so I had to remember to duck now and again – Spanish people were a lot shorter back in the day), and transformed it into a very contemporary home. From the street,…

Spain. Javea, Friday 21 October 2016

  When I had just been soaked *again* after having all of my wet clothes washed & dried in Denia (I found myself at the top of a hill when the heavens opened – and the only shelter was a *solitary* tree), then the welcome that awaited me in Javea couldn’t have been warmer. With…

Spain. Denia, Wednesday 19 October 2016

  Another amazing “Via Verde”: The disused Carcaixant-Denia railway line, which has now been transformed into an oasis of peace. And again, it was only thanks to the amazing Pau  (Perales de Sinope) that I even found it.

Spain. Cullera, Sunday 16 October 2016

  The full moon that lit my way in Cullera. There were no clouds at all, so I’m guessing that there must have been a lot of moisture in the air – because the moon had a kind of halo. Magical.

Spain. Natural Park de Albufera, Friday 14 October 2016

  A very rare thing indeed. A Spanish SUNSET! Because of the geography of the Mediterranean coast of Spain, it’s usually the SUNRISES which are spectacular. However, there is a huge lake within the Natural Park d’Albufera, so as you follow the eastward-facing coast south, you have to travel along a sliver of land between…