Day 344 – Friday 15th February 2019
A sunny morning and we packed up for the short drive to the next site.
The entire site is laid with gravel and you can watch Netflix on the free WiFi.
Camping Mar Azul is a little piece of paradise….
Once settled in to Camping Mar Azul I took Zippy out to explore the local town.
There’s not a lot going on in the Balemra. In fact most of it looks empty and is for sale but as per usual in Spain that doesn’t stop them half building more apartment blocks.
I imagine the problem with towns like Balemra is there are very few high quality jobs round here. You either pick fruit & veg for minimum wage or get out of town and it looks like most have chosen to get out of town.
Day 345 – Saturday 16th February 2019
A beautiful sunny day but blowing an absolute gale. Far too windy for Julie to be on the back of Zippy. It was even too windy for Cfor to go out.
We binge watched Dirty John on Netflix.
Day 346 – Sunday 17th February 2019
Lots of sunshine and no wind today. We hopped on Zippy and set off for Almerimar.
I’m going to guess there wasn’t a lot at Almerimar before the 1980s.
The town is now nearly all holiday apartments, thousands of them all shuttered up until July & August.
The road from Balemra to Almerimar is lined with plastic green houses.
Of course plastic doesn’t last long in the Spanish sun, never mind…
Day 347 – Monday 18th February 2019
A nice sunny morning at Camping Mar Azul. Packed up and off to Cabo de Gata some 50 miles further east along the coast.
The site is pretty well done but in the middle of nowhere so we should be in for a nice relaxing time.
Went for an explore on Zippy and it was horrendously windy along the coast. Back at the van I settled in to watch Top Gear and eat too many biscuits and nachos.
Day 348 – Tuesday 19th February 2019
A hazy morning but the wind has died down a little. Had a very sneezy day.
Downloaded and watched the United Chelsea game, a lazy afternoon.
Day 349 – Wednesday 20th February 2019
Lovely sunny day with almost no wind. I took Zippy to the Faro de Cabo de Gata
After lunch we set off for Almeria.
There’s nothing particularly great about the town itself but perched on San Cristobal Hill is the Alcazaba of Almeria a huge centuries old fortress.
If this was in Granada no doubt they’d want a tenner to get in and the queues would be round the block.
It’s funny the things you see in Spain…
Day 350 – Thursday 21st February 2019
A very sunny day and a very relaxing day.
Later on while I was dozing in the sun one landed on my leg and a couple even hopped inside the van; Cfor thought it was his birthday but being such a Biscuit Boy he had no chance of catching them.