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!
Our recent stopover in Granada was an entirely different experience. Due to covid restrictions, we spent six days in a city devoid of tourists. No tour guides, no crowds, hotels closed. I finally understand what inspired so many writers and artists to linger in Granada.
As the first stage of our vagabond journey comes to a close, six months in a tiny village was an experience that generated ideas about how to spend our future.
We came to a small Alpujjaran village six months ago. Little did we realize how much walking we’d be doing or how beneficial all those walks were to be.