A Stranger in Town ..
An Englishman in Spain - thoughts and impressions.
The story of our adventure in Spain
In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.
This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.
Not the usual flag to be seen flying from a boat on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Confederate States I think .. perhaps someone could confirm ? A long way from Dixie ?
Now tell me Dixie was not part of the Confederacy !!
We are currently listening to a history of the USA ( in 30 episodes ) that is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and very interesting it is .. each episode is 15 minutes long and one episode is broadcast each day.
J is for Jetty - my offering this week after a lot of thought and searching of photographs on iPhoto.
In Spanish el Malecón
Here at Guardamar Port is the jetty where the local fishermen - pescadores - moor their boats . They are actually moored on the rio Segura - the entrance to the marina proper with all the private leisure boats is just out of the picture.
In the distance is another form of jetty - the breakwater which guards the marina entrance and the river from the sea.
A busy little area - sea anglers can be found any time of the day on the breakwater - I assume there must be fish in abundance.
Well unemployment has now reached 2.5 million in Spain and much of it is in the construction industry. This picture of an empty building site for sale in Guardamar has become quite normal.
I doubt very much if they will obtain a quick sale ..
It is quite noticeable as you walk around the town that many estate agents have closed down and very little property is now selling .
There is much talk on the Spanish TV about the current "Crisis" in the economy - and there is no doubt that prices are rising in the shops very fast and fewer people in the bars and restaurants spending their money ...