Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

On the cliff tops!


First of all I'd like to welcome my new followers Gilly at Gill makes and A load of old Tat. Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments on my last post. I look forward to seeing you here again :-)


 It has finally rained, not much but at least it has cleared the air. That suffocating heat has dispersed thank goodness and the sensation of having to drag my body around throughout the day has disappeared. It continues to be hot around about 26 to 28C but I can cope with that.

We decided to go for one of our favourite walks across the cliffs at Gran Alacant towards the Santa Pola lighthouse this morning. We hadn't been up there since mid June because it gets far too hot up there and there is very little shade.
Its one of our favourite places because we would like to buy a house in the El Faro housing estate there.......its has the most fantastic view and there is a footpath down to the Carabasi beach. Thats a bit of hike and a steep climb back up but well .......walking is good for the body!



 We never tire of the wonderful view from these cliff tops! It was a very clear day and we could see for miles and miles along the coastline.
As always I peeked into the El Faro housing estate to see if any of the corner houses had a for sale sign on them but not yet tch!


 I used my zoom on my camera to catch this plane coming in over the beach down below and for once the picture wasn't blurred. The buildings you see along this part of the coast are situated in the outskirts of Alicante City.




We decided to continue on a little more...on past the lighthouse. You can in fact walk for miles along the cliff tops and I imagine end up in Santa Pola however we've never been that far . I do like to take photos of the coastline and also Tabarca Island which is frequently hidden behind a mist .
I was lucky today.

Tabarca Island is a marine reserve and the waters there are crystal clear....fantastic for snorkel diving. There is a small village ,wonderful restaurants which serve fresh fish and seafood of course and seafood paella which is delicious. No cars are allowed on the island. There is also one very nice hostal (I've stayed there) which over looks the sea, in fact part of it is built on the rocks. You can only reach the island by ferry. The children go to school on the mainland in Santa Pola and of course get there by boat.

Walking back we noticed the para-gliders were out gently sailing through the sky over the cliffs. These cliffs are very popular with the paragliding club so its not an unusual sight . However this one made me stop and stare, I was a bit apprehensive for him as I thought he was going to collide or get tangled up in the radio tower .
but he skillfully avoided it...phew!!!

Seeing this cruiser shimmering in the heat and sailing away to an unknown destination and considering that it was getting hotter ,we decided enough was enough and a nice cold glass of white wine and some tapas seemed a very attractive option to finish off our Sunday morning stroll.


Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend

Amanda :-)

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs...it would be too warm for me. I am a redhead and have to hide from the sun! xxx

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    1. It was a bit warm or rather hot towards the end. Now then I hadn't imaged you as a red head Lucy!!! LOL!

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  2. Oh that looks very nice but not unlike Inthesky my Celtic blood would struggle.

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    1. I have Celtic blood too and cannot stand sunbathing at all. I'm in or under the water all the time when I am at the beach. I have had sunstroke twice and hope never again! I always carry a bottle of water and my hat and sunglasses but yes it was too hot towards the end.

      A xx

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  3. Gorgeous photos, just so beautiful where you live.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. It looks idyllic xx your photos have soothed my soul tonight

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful! What an amazing place!!

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  6. I would so love to visit there....it is just gorgeous beautiful!! Shari

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  7. spectacular place!!! Lucky you!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  8. I can feel the warmth and the comfort of the blue water meeting the sky--what a serene setting and your photographs captured it so well that I want to book a flight right now:-D

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  9. Simply breathtaking, Amanda. I can see many similarities with Crete. The very first photo is pure heaven!

    Have a great week.

    Poppy xo

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  10. What a lovely part of the world Amanda! xx

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  11. Greetings from El Campello which is not so far away from where you are.
    I have enjoyed looking around your blog this morning.
    Margaret

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      Campello...why thats just down the road....how about that a fellow blogger on my doorstep. Many thanks for visiting please do pop by again when you can

      Amanda :-)

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  12. Fabulous pics and just the thing to brighten up a rainy, overcast day here in the Midlands! And thanks for the welcome too :-)
    xx

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  13. Oh Amanda this is simply breathtakingly beautiful! Your pictures remind me SO much of my two years in Greece. I love arid landscapes possibly because growing up in England I had my fair share of lush green and grey skies ;-) I recall somebody telling me before I moved to Greece that I would get bored of blue skies and billiant sunshine. Do you feel that way?

    Thank you so much for letting me know about the safe arrival of the wee green cardigan. If you are a little curious you can see some pictures of Mlle Fleur de Pommier in my Gallery of Hares (just under my main banner). I am feeling slowly and surely better, thank you. I have been quiet recently because our house was inundated with guests and work has been busy.

    Warmest wishes,

    Stephanie

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  14. What a stunning area to go for a walk, such beautiful views! Thanks for sharing the photo's..Have a lovely week...
    Magie x

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  15. It's sooo beautiful Amanda! You are so lucky living there, have a great week! Ada :)

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  16. Beautiful walk Amanda, the scenery is so different to Australia, that's the beauty of blogs, catching glimpses of the rest of the world. I am reminded of you every day, all your jar of love bits are scattered all over the house and tonight I used the bag to take my crochet to work to sew in ends!!!
    xox Sandi

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  17. Have you made me homesick? Oh, YES! Yes, you have!!! LOL I miss home so much!!! Alicante is as beautiful as always! Those homes on the cliffs are amazing. Anybody's dream come true! Looks like you had a great outing!!!

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    1. OH! dear ...sorry about that. I do know how you feel! When's your next trip back to Madrid?

      A x

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  18. Hi Amanda,
    Thanks for sharing you wonderful walk. The views look amazing. Your paragliding pick scared me. My daughters in Turkey doing just that, I would rather have not known what she was up to till she came back. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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  19. Hello Ali,
    I quite envy those para-gliders! In fact I'd have a bash at it because it must be so wonderful floating over the sea and beaches like that. What a sensation!

    A xx

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  20. Beautiful photo's Amanda, you live in a very beautiful place and yes 26c sounds good I could definitely cope with that. :)

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    1. It is but when it gets really hot it can look so barren! I know you have experienced this type of climate too....gets just a bit too hot for comfort.

      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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  21. Amazing photos Amanda!!!I love them!!!Kisses and thanks for visiting my blog!!!

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  22. Looks really lovely Amanda, though I have to say we have had plenty of sun here this last week! (not quite that hot though I'm pleased to say, I dont do well when its too hot! In fact I take my hat off to you living there all year round, I dont think I would be able to breathe!)

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  23. Oh that was a fun tour! I can see why you would want to live up there. I bet those homes don't come up for sale very often. What a view! I miss the ocean so much. In a way these pictures remind me of Southern California. Beautiful!

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  24. Spectacular place!!! Lucky you!!!Lovely images!!Thank you for your nice comment!
    Have a lovely day!
    Dimi..

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  25. Hi Amanda,
    I enjoyed this lovely walk with you!
    Great views, I love the sunshine,as it is never too hot for me!!(fire Sign)
    Thank you for sweet words over on mine too Amanda, we are just about coming back down to earth from all the excitement!!
    Wishing you a week full of sweetness...
    loVe Maria x

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  26. Hi Amanda, please dont worry about the swap, mid september wasjust a rough guideline to work to so that everyone playing knew roughly when to get things ready by. Really looking forward to seeing everyones swaps!
    Love your photos too on this post - makes me want to head straight to a travel website and book flights over to Cyprus! I love the light at this time of year over there, so golden and warm...ah, flights likely to be booked by evenings end \i think!!

    BH x

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  27. Hoots Cove made a comment over at Froogs blog,Frugalincornwall. It concerned jane charging her son rent and Jane “told” her lol.

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    1. Thanks for the details. As I understand from this Jane got upset..oh dear

      Amanda

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  28. Hi Amanda,what a nice place!
    Thank you for the beautiful photos!
    Kisses

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  29. That looks like a really nice walk. I'm glad to hear that you've had a bit of rain. We could do with a bit more sun over here... Ha ha! Tonight is supposed to be cold enough for a bit of a frost. Another long winter seems to be looming! Jx

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  30. I'd love that walk,but I think Bella would find it a bit too hot!
    Friends of ours were in Greece a few weeks ago and it was 50deg...phew!

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  31. Oh my goodness Noooo much much too hot for me. I've been in the Sudan desert and it was 47deg then and I'd thought I was going to fade away...horrible!!

    Thanks for popping in :-)

    A xx

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  32. WOW!!! What a wonderful place!! Thank you so much for sharing the photos, I really enjoy them!
    You have a great weekend ahead!
    Hugs to you,
    LS

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  33. What a lovely walk, thank you for sharing ti with us x

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  34. Gorgeous walk, and lovely photos :)

    I wouldn't be able to cope even at 26 degrees, but ooh, the blue of that sky, almost worth being baked for!

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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