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.


Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Guardamar - rio Segura

All lined up and waiting for somewhere to go on the rio Segura at Guardamar.

I do not think these have moved for some time - perhaps the owners are waiting for better fishing.


Friday, 21 November 2008

Guardamar - A quiet Sunday morning

A quiet Sunday morning here in Guardamar - looking over the main road that runs the whole length of the town.

Just a quick coffee before we head to the bus station .


Friday, 14 November 2008

PhotoHunt - Ruin

This sad old ruin is not far from the centre of Guardamar - just near the bus station.

In the old days this may have housed a family - now it lies a sad reminder of the past amongst the orange trees.

No doubt it will stay like this for some time unless a builder wants to acquire the land which is unlikely in these uncertain times ..


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Torrevieja -Submarine

This submarine can be found down in the harbour in Torrevieja - I think it is called the Delfin.

It is open to the public but when we went down to look and asked in very basic Spanish if it was open,  the attendant decided he could not understand us. So that was that - not attempted to visit it since.


Friday, 7 November 2008

PhotoHunt - Together

I'm early for PhotoHunt this week ..

This lot are certainly together !!!  Scores of them all over the fence and in the bushes.

What are they ???

They appear to be small snails ..

Staying together may form some sort of protection but not for long  - soon the local people will be picking these for the pot and enjoying a meal.

Not sure why they are eaten - they are either a delicacy or people have been brought up in harsher times to eat such things when other food was scarce. You do not see many of the younger generation picking these - they prefer food out of the micro ! I do not blame them for that.


Torrevieja -Time for a ride ?

This brightly coloured horse can be found on the sea front at Torrevieja.

Very bright colours indeed .....


Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Alicante - Port time ..

Lots of traffic congestion here in Alicante - not on the roads but in the marina.

Glad I do not have to navigate a boat around here ..


Monday, 3 November 2008

Fútbol 4

La Liga is well underway and Real Madrid have played 9 games of which they have won 6, lost 1 and drawn 2.

Their best performance was on September 24th when they beat Gijon 7-1.

However they lie 3rd in la Liga behind rivals Barcelona who are 1st.

The fans will not be pleased with their performance - expecting brilliance only. So watch this space - will there be a change of manager ?


Spanish Proverb

Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente ..

What the eye doesn't see , the heart doesn't grieve over ..


Sunday, 2 November 2008

Alicante - " Once "

Here we are again in Alicante and in front of the "Once" kiosk.

"Once " raises money to help  blind people by selling lottery tickets. There are daily draws and the results are shown live on Quatro TV.

This Spanish foundation was founded on December 13th 1938 and is very popular with Spanish people. I personally find it a little difficult to follow the complicated rules.