There you go Ms Orchid has bloomed not once but twice and there is another bud peeking through right beside these two
I so love Orchids...pretty sure I have said that before... but I do!
At the beginning of last month we went on our outing as usual on the Sunday but our final destination was quite an impulsive decision. In other words not planned and we didn't have much of an idea where it was.
Sr P remembered this lake he had been to when he was a young man with a group of friends of his. He must have been talking about way back in the 60s when he last went there and I was very doubtful if we would find it or if there was any access to it now. This sort of thing has happened before you know! Sr P isn't into organising outings very much he is very spontaneous.. he will often say I remember this place or someone told me , it must be near or I'll ask when we get there! If I know where we are going I check it out before hand and look at what's there and the different routes to get there. It is much quicker that way. Many is the time we have gone round and round looking for a place Sr P had heard of but doesn't really know how to get there. We both only end up getting irritated and annoyed if we can't find it!
He only just mentioned it this time when we were en route to go to the salt lakes in Santa Pola which was our original destination that day. Halfway there he says " ... afterwards we can continue on to Torrevieja to the La Mata Lake and have a walk around it" My question was "What and where is that?" really to get information and details out of my dearly beloved about the Mata Lake was like getting blood from a stone. Needless to say after numerous questions I still had no idea where this lake was situated. Siri on my iPhone didn't help either. I gathered from Sr P, the temp tourist guide, that was just after arriving into Torrevieja on your right but there are dozens of right turnings off from the motorway as you enter Torrevieja .
This is Torrevieja a very popular tourist resort.