Thursday 19th February 2015
We had one hell of a battering last night, there was a storm raging outside, no rain just extremely strong winds of the 30mph plus variety, we could hear the waves roaring in and then the crashing sound as they broke high up on the beach, that didn’t bother us so much, but the shaking and constant buffeting of the van, which was not being caused by ‘anything’ going on inside the van I hasten to add, did make for a very restless nights sleep. However, by morning it was a relative calm again, the wind was still blowing but not the same as it had been during the night, the sun was shining, there was a blue sky with some patchy white clouds, much like someone had got a cotton wool ball and had pulled it apart.
We Shazza decided it would be nice to just go for a walk, we had no particular destination in mind, just a matter of stepping out on to the Promenade and seeing where we ended up.
If you discount the few ‘stressful’ moments that you can encounter in this lifestyle, reversing out of narrow roads, driving through major towns with roads not made for large Motorhomes, but just about wide enough for a ‘disabled scooter, not being able to get ‘fresh milk’ to put on one’s corn flakes or even that odd mishap when someone puts water into your fuel tank instead of Diesel, but I am getting over that trauma now, then this life is absolutely wonderful. Some people ask questions about ‘What are the best bits‘, to be honest, that is a difficult one to answer because the majority of it is all absolutely fantastic. However, it was whilst out walking that we both felt a sort of indescribable inner peace, a contentment, the feeling that says ‘This is what it is really all about‘, well for us at least. We haven’t travelled very far yet, Country wise rather than mileage, but there is something very special about this place, I don’t mean Spain, I don’t mean the Campsite, but I mean here, this place called La Duquesa. With the ‘Blue Flag’ beach that stretches for miles, the Promenade, that stretches for miles, the ‘Andalusian Mountains’ as a backdrop and of course the extremely temperate climate, this place I think is our ‘Nirvana’ !!
Our walks to date have had a purpose, to visit the quaint former fishing village, the nearby Marina and the town of ‘Sabinillas’, but today we had no purpose, it was just a walk and we ended up doing 10km without even realising it. Just a few of the views we encountered on our little jaunt……..
I hope you enjoyed the views as much as we did, I shall have to see where I can take you tomorrow…………………………….