We leave Mick & Deb and a peaceful Ricote to return to the mayhem that is Benidorm!
We pick up Martyn from Alicante airport and soon arrive at Camping Villasol where a customary beer is had on the terrace overlooking the Benidorm skyline
'Smiler' is soon bored rigid as I explain the latest wiring addition to the van
Time to hit Benny and a walk through the leafy suburbs....
You have to be kidding right?
After a few tapas we are soon trawling the seafront bars
At this point reason has departed and we find ourselves (by design) back in the Piccadilly Bar
Moments later I'm murdering a famous tune on my Karaoke debut. Nina is very forgiving but poor Martyn wishes he was a million miles away...
Thick heads are evened out on a couple of mornings during the week by visiting a local breakfast bar that lays on familiar nosh for the lad
Strolls in to the Old Town become the norm and the weather is superb in the main
"Fancy a drive down to the coast Luv?"
Just hustling for some money
One day we take a stupidly detoured long bus ride to 'nearby' Altea for a change
This volleyball beach court looks prone to ankle injuries
A beer serenaded by this busker in the sun went down well
Now then, quite conveniently we discover the Tropical Bar not too far from the site which shows Footie & Darts if you ask them nicely
Darts for the Boy on one screen...
And a run down of the upcoming Tribute Bands appearing in said gaff shortly on the other
Olly Murs getting hands on with Nina several hours later
By complete contrast next day a walk in the sun is done around the headland in to a seemingly different world to air our heads a little
Soon we are back on Planet Reality and admiring this bizarre piece of design
Its Mother's Day and we embark on another tapas run
Martyn stumps up the Cocktails for us all and we enjoy some seriously intense sunshine at a nice terraced bar in the second bay
Final day and the three of us call at Villajoyosa just short of Benny and park the van up for the afternoon
The stroll is done nicely in to the quaint seaside town and hearty burgers are consumed at a favourite cafe of ours
All too soon the time arrives to drop the Lad off at Alicante airport and despatch him back to Blighty
We all had a really good week and managed admirably together in the van on the site
A bit cramped for Martyn up front sleeping across the put up bed but he didn't complain although I suspect next time a more comfortable hotel will be in order
The first time its just been the three of us away and hopefully to be repeated often....