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.
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 .
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