Sharon and I really enjoyed our recent trip to Spain, it was between 35 and 40 degrees while we were there, a little bit different to Yorkshire, so we did a lot of staying in the shade.
We did a couple of trips to Cartagena and to Elche, both cities I have been to before but there is always something new to see including the restored Roman amphitheatre and these beautiful Art Deco buildings in the side streets of Cartagena.
I went on my first ever Spanish train!
From the train I could see this lovely Art Deco market hall in one of the little towns that we passed, would love to go back and take some close up shots one day.
We also went on a catamaran trip around the bay, the sea was so gorgeously turquoise.
In Elche we found a new café with a lovely vertical garden and misters spraying out cool water from under the umbrellas – much appreciated!
One of the clothes shops in Elche, Zara, is built inside the old theatre and they have kept the stage and ceiling décor.
Sharon was very busy knitting the sample for Sarah, she knitted on the terrace, the beach, bus coach and train.
We had lots of gorgeous tapas, tried a few new places out including a traditional bodega in the village where you can buy your wine and sherry on tap, plastic bottles supplied, for a couple of Euros a litre. I do love that country!
Sadly am not going back again until Jan as mu Mum is over in October for a family wedding and I am hopefully going to China for work later in October so will have to wait a while for more cheap wine ;-)
We are away this coming weekend at Peveril Castle, (the one with the very steep climb), for a show with our group. this time we have booked camping at a campsite in a nearby village to save having to take everything up the hill!
Looking forward to some lovely views and hoping for very good weather as it is a little exposed!
Take care, have a good weekend whatever you are doing and thanks for visiting.