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.


Monday, 30 November 2009


A sad day on Sunday for Real Madrid as they lost to their arch rivals Barcelona by one goal to nil.

The goal was scored by Ibrahimovic in the 56th minute of the game and to add injury to insult Diarra was sent off in the 90th minute - this in addition to 5 yellow cards !!

Barcelona are now league leaders with a 2 point margin ..


Guardamar - A quiet corner

A quiet corner of Guardamar one Sunday morning before the hustle and bustle starts ........


Sunday, 29 November 2009

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Spanish Proverb

Oficio quita vicio

Work helps you to stay out of trouble ..


Monday, 23 November 2009

Guardamar - South Park

Another view of the park - the last time I was here it was looking a little sad.

Many of lights have been broken and all the seating has been sprayed with a silver paint which melts in the sun - just where you happen to be sitting.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Guardamar - Fountain

It's not often you see these fountains working ..

It must be my lucky day !


Saturday, 21 November 2009

Guardamar - More pampas !!

It's difficult to get away from the pampas grass in Guardamar .......


Friday, 20 November 2009

Guardamar - Servipizza ..

Hungry ??

Shutters are down - you'll have to wait a bit longer for your pizza !

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Guardamar - River Segura

River Segura at Guardamar .

Much has been done recently to widen and deepen the river - the banks have been cleared of dense undergrowth .


Monday, 16 November 2009

Torrevieja - Promenade ..

Unusual building situated on the sea front at Torrevieja ..


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Guardamar - Sit down !!

Time to have a rest - sit down but carry on talking !!

View down a side street - I've forgotten what this official looking building is ... perhaps you can zoom in and read the sign ??


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Guardamar - Town Hall

A side view of the town hall in Guardamar

And below the usual front view ..

Recently painted by the look of it ..


Monday, 9 November 2009

Guardamar - Pine forest ...

Guardamar's pine forest - looking hot a dusty in the summer sun.


Sunday, 8 November 2009

Saturday, 7 November 2009

The local campsite ..

This is Guardamar's local campsite - seen here from the banks of the river Segura.

On hot summer nights we can hear all the " action " and the noise of the Tannoy - though not too loud I must say.

The entrance to the site is nearer La Marina than Guardamar centre.


Thursday, 5 November 2009

Facts !!! -River Ebro

Some facts about one of the most important rivers in Spain - the River Ebro - ( Ebre in Catalan ) it flows for 982 km in length.

The Romans named the river Iber but it probably derives from the Greek Hevros.

It's source is in Fontibre - Cantabria and it flows through Zaragoza before meeting the sea as a large delta in the province of Tarragona.

The delta is one of the largest wetland area in the western Mediterranean region - a total of 320 square km and is an important area for over 300 species of birds as well as a region of intensive farming.


Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Spanish TV - RTVE

Do you like watching television ??

If you're away from Spain and want to catch up with your favourite programmes from RTVE then log on to

The big bonus is - no adverts !!!


Monday, 2 November 2009

Spanish Proverb

La mejor medicina es la buena comida -

The best medicine is good food

( or - an apple a day keeps the doctor away )


Sunday, 1 November 2009

Guardamar - Graffiti

This is the last of the current pictures of graffiti - no doubt there will be new examples to photograph soon ..