The process of selecting a pet sit opened our eyes to so many places we never thought about visiting. We learn about people’s pets, how they live, why they are traveling, and about their part of the world. And it’s nice to know we are helping someone out while they are helping us out.
There is something about mountains that stirs one’s soul. I doubt we will ever forget the three weeks we spent in the Austrian Tirol.
Our Spanish residence visas have just expired and we decided not to renew them. Now that we are both septuagenarians, we are ready for something else.
November 2021’s onslaught of new Covid travel restrictions chased us back into Spain. So we spent the winter months on the Mediterranean coast.
We are enjoying our time by the sea in Altea, Spain.
Santa Cruz is an old neighborhood of Alicante where the streets are more like stairways.
Masking? I didn’t even know cars could get Covid.
Why is Elche also called Elx? We learned something about languages in Spain when our Catalan friend Jenny taught us how to pronounce a street name that we were stumbling over. Xàtiva sounds like Cha-tih-va. …
Here are some examples of graffiti by prisoners held at the Castle of Santa Barbara in Alicante during and after the Spanish Civil War.
The Ocean Race museum in Alicante, Spain honors this most difficult of all professional team sports. The museum’s video stories and images from past participants were mesmerizing. Especially their experiences in the Southern Ocean.
For some reason these barrel cacti reminded me of Los Reyes Magos — Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar – the three kings.
Early one morning we came across a small circus set up at the marina. The Raluy Legacy circus had come to town!