Saturday, 6 May 2017


Before we head off along the coast to Cabo de Gata and Malaga Nina prepares surely the best looking  seafood paella I've seen. Washed down with a little vinho blanca of course

Our second trip to Cabo de Gata ends in failure due to the weather again as this time it blows a hooly for a full two days and we are restricted to a careful ride out to nearby San Jose on Max for a tasty pizza on the beachfront

So we arrive at a good stopover not too far from Malaga for a few days and break out Max to whizz us in to the city

We both like this city with its mix of old traditional buildings and modern up market shops

The usual multitude of scooters parked up wherever they can fit in...

Working, but not for us today

After having foolishly lifted the 'waste hog' weighing in at 45kg full of water for disposal purposes a few days back I find myself in agony hobbling around the streets clutching my aching left thigh
Seems a bout of sciatica is in order, a new moanable lament for me, seeing any walking leading to nagging pain in my rear and a near useless left leg
So great....
Complete with contorted face we make the best of it and seek out our favourite tapas bar...

A nice rest here for an hour amid a plethora of tasty tapas

Soon after we are ensconced at the dealers near Seville again for a night halt to break up the journey and change the oil on Max
This is my best 'get on with it face'

Portugal is reached and we trundle along to a new aire at Moncarapacho where we find ourselves alone for two days. Friendly owners and good facilities including a superb showers block give us a comfortable stay

No one there and with the owner's permission its time for a burn...

Next day we head off to Tavira and a really nice fish meal recommended by Keith & Chris a while ago. This was the large 'volcano' salad sharing starter

Followed by Dorada & Sea Bass which was the best we've had so far

A wild camping spot with superb views awaits us the night before the In Laws arrive

Situated right next to the end of Faro airport runway
Bizarrely if you're in to either bird or plane spotting then this is the place for you...