It all started-off in a pretty civilised manner - rebuffed by our intended eaterie on the grounds that we hadn't made a booking and they were full! Of course they were...it was New Year's Eve! Doh! In fairness, we'd kinda expected it and, although we didn't exactly have a Plan B in mind, we knew … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Shenanigans….
Our "proper" Christmas present to ourselves was to indulge in a hire car for a few days - four to be precise - so that we could go off and explore the region and, hopefully, get in some much needed hillwalking. After all, Spain is renowned for its mountain ranges and well laid out walking … Continue reading Four Days Of Exploration In A Rented Fiat Panda
Yes, folks, today we did something I, at least, always swore I would NEVER do......we actually went to Benidorm!!! I know, I know, it's not our scene at all BUT we just succumbed to our curiosity and strolled along the 8km cycle trail into the place. We saw it as an opportunity to walk off … Continue reading Benidorm……Little Britain On Speed!
It has to be said that whilst Albir could probably be classed as a relatively "upmarket" Costa resort, with some rather expensive shops and a whole host of estate agents selling hugely expensive properties, it also has several cheapie Chinese Bazaars which sell pretty much anything at all you may need at knockdown prices! On … Continue reading Last Minute Pressie Buying On Christmas Eve
It's pretty hard to get into the "spirit of Christmas" when the sun is out and shorts and t-shirts are order of the day! However, there are certain things that have to be done by Team Sebo before The Big Fella calls in two days - do our Christmas food and drink shop, ice the … Continue reading Two More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas!
We awoke this morning to blue skies, sunshine and temperatures not far off those of a Northern Irish Summer on a good day! Grand job! Shorts and t-shirts were donned and off we set to explore the walking trails on offer within the Serra Gelada range. Strolling along the promenade at Albir brought us to … Continue reading Enjoying The December Sunshine On The Costa Blanca
From Gandia, we headed down the coastline to Albir - our chosen Christmas destination. Chosen for it's non-costa kinda feeling. Named Blanca due to it's native white pebbly beaches , for the main it's generally pretty low-rise, apart from Benidorm - and we'll deal with THAT abhorrence later! We hugged the coastline through Denia and … Continue reading A Costa Blanca Christmas For Team Sebo
After our El Palomar stroll, and with the weather now settled for the foreseeable future, we took the opportunity to head back down to the coast. We like to keep our LPG tanks topped-up and Spain isn't quite as good as France on the LPG-availability front so, having sourced a Repsol station in Alcoi which … Continue reading Beach Carnage In Gandia
We awoke this morning to a hiatus on the rain front but with more forecast for later so, with our still wet washing adorning Sebo's interior and having made full use of the other facilities on offer here i.e we both showered, serviced Sebo's tanks, apart from the freshwater- unfortunately, as we tried to put … Continue reading Down To The Wetlands – In More Ways Than One!
The heavy rain that started yesterday afternoon persisted overnight and we awoke to a pretty much flooded pitch - our new doormat was no longer visible under the pool of water that had collected under Sebo's wheels and the saturated washing that was "dripping dry" under our awning was even wetter ( I didn't think … Continue reading Valencia – Switch On Your Christmas Lights So We Can Get A “Ten From Len”!