Day 337 – Friday 8th February 2019
Yet another beautiful day in Andalusia. Off on Zippy to Nerja.
For some reason I’d got it in my head that Nerja was a beautiful old historic medieval town; not so. It’s a pleasant enough place and it’s full of cafes, bars and restaurants for the visitors but it’s not too obvious to me what the town’s attractions are.
A quick gander at TripAdvisor and I’m told the No.1 thing to do in Nerja was to visit the Cueva de Nerja; sorry I’m all caved out.
No.2 was looking at a river.
No.5 was some beach miles and miles away famous for scuba diving and No.6 was a church,
The fountain used to be on the Balcon de Europa but they moved it in 2015 and haven’t yet been arsed plumbing it in. How very Spanish. Come the end of March I might email the town’s Mayor and ask for our stone back!
Day 338 – Saturday 9th February 2019
Another lovely day. Packed up and set off to Granada, about an hour and a half way.
The site in Granada itself doesn’t get great reviews but for me it’s ideal; easy access, gravel pitches, electricity, clean toilets, good showers & WiFi for €1 a day. I can live without everything else.
Day 339 – Sunday 10th February 2019
Overcast morning and quite cold. I shadowed Cfor round the site for an hour or so while he explored the nearby pitches then we went into Granada on the bus for a nose about.
Eventually we made our way up the hill to the Alhambra. I’] have to say I am not a big fan of UNESCO world heritage sites; usually I find them expensive and a little dull.
After walking all the way to the Alhambra, it was a hike, we found all the tickets for the day had sold out.
Day 340 – Monday 11th February 2019
The sun is back!!!!! An early lunch then into town for a wander about.
We walked through the old part of town up a hill to the Mirador San Nicolas to take some photos of the Alhambra.
At the Mirador we took some photos…
Back down in the old town I decided we couldn’t come to Granada for 4 days and not have a butchers at the Alhambra so we set off up that bloody hill again.
The weather was great, nice and cool in the shade and boiling in the sun. I really don’t how they cope down here in summer.
At the top we went to buy tickets but the ticket office was cordoned off.
After about 10 minutes in which no one had either entered or left the ticket office. I went and asked the guard how long it’d be before the queue started to move. This was met with a shrug of the shoulders. I went and stood back in the queue.
Then just before 2pm they announced all the tickets for the Alhambra for the day had been sold but you could still buy tickets for the bit nobody really wanted to see, the Generalife.
Later when I checked the official website the general admission tickets were sold out for weeks in advance.
Faced with a queue to get in the ticket office, a queue inside the ticket office and then a queue to actually enter the bit no one really wanted to see we gave up.
As we were leaving I told the guard all the queuing to get in was an absolute shambles. She spoke good English and told me this was Spain not London!
Day 341 – Tuesday 12th February 2019
Quite a lot of cloud about; I believe the technical description of today’s weather was sunny intervals.
We hoped on a bus into Granada for a stroll around. Definitely not going anywhere near the Alhambra today.
Pomegranates used to be known as the ‘apples of Granada’ and they are all over the city
We had a stroll around the old town
Day 342 – Wednesday 13th February 2019
A bright morning in Granada but a frosty one! Up and away back to the coast.
Motril was only an hour south of Granada but it took us just as long to get parked up on the site.
For some reason whoever designed this campsite thought it’d be a good idea to define every corner with a concrete post or tree making it very difficult to get all 8m of Nelly to her allotted bay.
Day 343 – Thursday 14th February 2019
Beautiful sunny day, had a zip around the seafront on Zippy other than that nice a restful day.
We are not having much joy finding sites to spend next winter at. In over a month in Spain we have only really found one campsite we’d go back to. Most have tight pitches and a lot, like this one, have access issues. Also I’ve not been bowled over by Spanish sanitation either. I’m not expecting things to improve as we get to the real Costas.