Monday, 17 December 2018

Marjal Costa Blanca Post 3

Tuesday 11th - Monday 17th December 2018 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 - another week of lovely warm sunshine - except for Wednesday night and Thursday!
No Motorhome Miles
Parking Co-ordinates 38.18085, -0.8119

For this week the phrase 'Busy doing nothing' comes to mind - it really does seem to have whizzed by and we don't seem to have done very much at all!!  I could almost put 'THE END' there but I will try to elaborate a little bit on thatπŸ˜‚!

On Tuesday we took to the hills again and trekked through some of the scenery  that forms a back drop to the campsite for about 8 miles.

On Wednesday we caught a train and attended a dinner dance where wine was distributed at the rate of a full bottle per person, and of course the after dinner coffee and brandy had to be indulged in😡 - so a very good night was had by all!

Almost more wine than people and all for about 12 quid! 
Then Thursday became a recovery day - and for some that was for far more than just a bit of a hangover!  Overnight a wild wind and deluges of rain had whipped through the site drenching pitches, rocking vans and tearing awnings!  Needless to say we didn't sleep very well but neither did we experience any damage other than a bit of excess dust to sweep from our veranda! Therefore, because of our disturbed night we indulged in a very lazy day but we did nip out in the evening to watch  a campsite  special screening of Bohemian Rhapsody! 

Friday - well we more or less repeated Wednesday's outing except this time it was a much less crowded lunch do, and rather than drink all our wine we saved some for later when we went to another  social evening in the rally club house!

And after all that over indulgence on Saturday we joined a good many others for a 25 mile cycle ride to the town of Crevillent - a journey that was quite pretty as we traversed through pomegranate groves and lots of other arable areas.

A Spanish Turkish Tea House!
Then by Sunday unfortunately John had developed man flu😷!  So I left him behind and joined another group of ralliers for a walk into the town of San Isidro where we enjoyed coffee in a Turkish Tea HouseπŸ˜•, and also viewed the Monumento del Campo de Concentracion de Albatera (on the left).

The site as it used to be

During the war the site used to be a concentration camp but now much of the land is used for farming, however it seems that it's sad and gruesome history often results in skulls and other bones being dug up!

And that's about it really for this time - but because we haven't got much to report I  thought I'd pad things out a bit by adding some pics of our 3 kids and their 4 kids living it up at a pre Christmas Party yesterday.

Evelyn, Santa, Jack, Max and Thomas

Ben and Sarah

Jack Adam and Max

Adam Sarah and Ben
Louise and Max
Sarah and Evelyn
Paul and a sleepy Jack
Vicky Jack Adam and Max

Take Care πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

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