Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Hasta Luego Ricote

Well it seems we've been here forever!
Our farewells are said to the In Laws as they head northwards slowly to return to Blighty and we just settle down to a familiar routine of walking and soaking up the ever increasing sunshine

We'd heard of this....

Oranges and lemons growing on the same tree!

Nearby Blanca is the walking destination one day

First impression here from afar was this guy was going to jump off...

Back up the steep trail we head for home

Whats the last thing you expect to meet on the mountain trail?


The walk back down to Ricote never disappoints

So now we say a fond 'Hasta Luego' to Ricote and head on down to the coast for an Easter RV with Chums Messrs Clarke & Elliot

N.B. Whilst we were here at Ricote we had what can only be described as a BIG idea!
A plan is hatched and the next few weeks are spent pursuing said plan. At the time of posting we are still busy working on it so no announcements till its in the bag!
There is a clue to be had however within this post!

Saturday, 24 March 2018


We finally arrive under blue skies at Murcia, do some shopping, walking & washing...

A trundle up to Ricote (bet that's a surprise then!) and soon we are soaking it up

Back in the land of proper walks

A reminder of why we love this lifestyle so much..

OK be happy but here's a convincing insect sting to slow you down son!

Not cruel fate but actually a very pleasant stay together is what ensues after the In Laws arrive having changed their plans a little and enjoying Ricote so much

Breakfast etiquette Mansfield style!

Market day looms and that ever present roast chicken Van Man..

The hillside goat herd make an appearance down in the village

Nina's folks take to the walking big style and join us most days for treks we thought they would struggle with but accomplish admirably

One such walk takes the curious ladies in to the cemetery to nosy around at how its done over here

These are stores we think re enforced with concrete

Down the steep valley lies Ojos..

and a very nice 'little' cafe we often visit

Barely enough headroom in the cafe under the owner's flat

So typical this shot of a local on his bike in the lemon groves with his Mutt

Another day another gruelling hilltop walk but they loved it!

Back at base some rain is brewing
(not sure which one is Bill's Mothers)😀