Saturday, 31 January 2015

Aguilas

Having survived the prawn meal we take a steady drive further down the coast to just beyond Aguilas


Our next stop is found in our trusted 'Vanners' Bible' the contents of which get studied each morning over tea in bed without fail...


We divert off the Sat Nav route to our intended stopover location and are soon pleased we did!
We spot some vans tucked away right on the beach and decide to go explore their secret


Are we so pleased we did!



In her element




We are rewarded that evening (and the next 3 days) with a beautiful sunset




Surely one of our better choices...


Our 'garden view' this morning


We spend the day dusting off the bikes and riding in to Aguilas



Next day we wander round to the next cove were we find many more vans and these unusual cave dwellings




The next few days are very different to arrival day 


The wind blows very strongly for 3 full days and sleep is restricted to a bare minimum
Sandblasting springs to mind and we are forced to move back from the shoreline a little as its just too windy and the branches (actually leaves) of the date plants we are parked under fall at will around us
The plus side was that the temperature rose to 25 Degs


This view was on the last morning when the wind was at its fullest. I had been hit on the head the previous day by a falling 'leaf' (the length of a hockey stick and twice the size) much to Nina's amusement...



Being 'landlocked' in our home county I have developed an obsession for wave shots when we are away so please bear with me….



Before we left we had the pleasure, and anguish, to meet these fellas


They had been cruelly abandoned on the headland and were causing quite a stir with passers by
We tried to do our best by giving them water and some ground up dog biscuits left over from last year for the strays in Portugal
How we didn't pick up the cute one above with the black face and keep him I'm not sure as Nina was bereft at their fate
We were consoled a little by the fact that some nearby German vanners had made some calls and were hopeful of their rescue. We left feeling quite sad for them as we know the few rescue centres here are always full and its a common problem