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.


Saturday, 20 July 2013

New pathway at Guardamar

It has been announced that there is to be a new beach pathway in the Moncayo area - see the Leader

This will stretch from Els Vivers to playa Babilonia - now this is what I find confusing !! Moncayo is not near Els Vivers and Babilonia. These are two separate area in the town the later being near the port from what I can remember.

So I guess we should just wait and see what happens

Water tanks and pumping systems in the area will be removed from public view in order to make the area more attractive.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Guardamar - Parking charges

Guardamar has joined the group of towns who now charge for parking - 850 parking spaces have been created near to the beaches and payment has been required since July 7th.

A new idea for this part of Spain but in the UK you will find very few towns that do not charge for parking. Car parking charges have been a way of life for many years and add a considerable amount to town hall coffers.

No doubt there will be a lot of complaints and arguing !!!!


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Across the field.

This building has seen better days  - roof gone - no door !!

Sunday, 7 July 2013


Looks like the work on the N332 at Guardamar is now at last completed.

Friday, 5 July 2013

El Siglo now Donate II.

El Siglo the bar and restaurant has changed name and owners over the years and now is known as Donate II.

A Churreria and Heladeria - still waiting to open when this photo was taken in May.


Monday, 1 July 2013

Confederations Cup

Spain ended an unbeaten run of 29 competitive matches to be trounced by Brazil 3-0 in the FIFA Confederations Cup at the Maracana.

Goals from Fred 2 and Neymar 1 ended the hopes of the Spanish team.

To add insult to injury Sergio Ramos missed a penalty and Gerard Pique was shown a red card.

What of the Spanish team in the World Cup ?  Watch this space...