We had a lovely time at Rincon, but thirty days is long enough in one place. We’re moving south down the Costa del Sol to Gibraltar, stopping at three or four places on the way. The first place we’re stopping is Malaga, yes we have been before but we like Malaga and still a lot of things we have not seen. So we parked up in Malaga for two days on municipal parking for motorhomes with some facilities free of charge, thanks to Malaga. Plus we need to do some shopping and theirs a big supermarket near by. So we decided to go for a bike ride in to the city.
Two days in Malaga 🙂. Now off to Benalmadena just around the corner, 12 miles. Benalmadena is a very attractive holiday resort with great beaches a beautiful harbour and a cable car that takes you up into the mountains to a nature reserve. A lovely town centre with lots of shopping a very smart place to visit. We got parked up on the beautiful harbour.
Next day we went to Torreguadiaro about 45 miles away a small seaside town with a great Beach. We are meeting up with Keith Sweet our friend from Belgium who we met up with in Rincon. Just down the coast 2 miles is Sotogrande a large privately owned gated community and a beautiful marina full of superyachts. So we went and had look around.
It was nice to meet up with Keith again, he’s going home now. But not Pat and I we’ve got another 6 weeks before we go home. Tomorrow we’re going to Gibraltar, just 14 miles away. Gibraltar is a British overseas territory on the southern tip of Spain, home to over 32000 primarily Gibraltarians. The landscape is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar. The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a point of contention between Spain and The UK. But the Gibraltarians overwhelmingly voted to stay British in a referendum in 1967. Gibraltar’s economy is mostly tourism, online gambling, financial services and bunkering fuel for shipping. The price of petrol and Diesel is just over a pound a litre.
Cigarettes are cheap £33 for 200, whisky for £8 a bottle. We had a tour around the rock in a minibus it was very interesting with lots of history. Gibraltar is in a very strategic place on the strait of Gibraltar, only 8.3 miles from Africa. Half of the world’s shipping passing through and most of the ships fill up with fuel in Gibraltar because of the low price. We had a fantastic time in Gibraltar. The high street is about half a mile long full of British shops with familiar names. Lots of duty-free shops alcohol and cigarettes are very cheap. But most other things are not, like jewellery and clothes. The weather was lovely 🙂 but that’s about to change ☹.
Moving on but not far, about six miles to Santa Margarita. We found a great wild camping place by the sea. The weathers been great while we’ve been in Spain but today it rained for 4 hours, the next morning it was cool cloudy windy and wet.
Even though the weather was not good we had some great walks in the wild windy weather. The light was good for photography so I got my best camera out and took some photos.
That’s all, for now, thanks for reading our blog. Next week we’ll be parking up at Castell De Ferro at motorhomes Tropic Area for a month. But we will be taking some trips into the beautiful mountains in The Costa Tropical in Granada Area. nos vemos luego.