Motorhoming in Spain … Flags, Dogs and Fried Fish

We’ve had two days of cloud!

“Oh No” I hear you cry, “How terrible for you!”

Well just to make you feel better we’ve also had some rain but once again as I sit here the sun is out and the sky is a brilliant blue and we’re debating going down to the beach!  But what to do when it’s cloudy? I set off with my camera the other morning in pursuit of the campsites cats! I was sure to catch some good shots, I walked the whole site, not one cat! I have no idea where they went but they’d obviously heard the paparazzi were around and went into hiding!  This was totally futile, so I changed to Plan B … flags!!

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Now I don’t know if any of you are campers, motorhomers or caravanners but I’ve noticed (well, it’s hard to miss!) that many of the people here put up flags outside their temporary homes, I’m not talking flags that you’d put on a sandcastle, I’m talking ruddy, great big flags like you’d find on a pole outside a castle. Why do they do it? I haven’t the foggiest, I mean if it’s to show people what nationality you are, you’d really just have to look at the registration number of the vehicle, I mean on the back of Harry we have a GB sticker, it’s not rocket science to guess that we have come here from the UK. Some people have more than one flag! I think that’s just being greedy, don’t you? I must admit when I pass the Welsh one, I’m always tempted to shout a cursory “Bore Da” but then if they answered me, I’d be in a right old mess! Anyway, it’s none of my business as to why they do it but when the wind blows it does add a little something colourful to the whole place. I had decided I would Google all the flags and give you some info at the same time but I quickly became bored, so I’m afraid you have as much info as me!!

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I did bump into some lovely people on my travels around the site including a couple of smashing little dogs, Jasper and Honey. Jasper, quite obviously loves to have his photo taken whereas little Honey wasn’t impressed by the attention. On returning to Harry, a cat!! Wow, and what a bruiser, I get one photo of a cat and he’s cross-eyed!

Honey

Honey

Jasper

Jasper

?Clarence

?Clarence

We’ve been to Fuengirola, which is about 17 kilometres along the coast towards Malaga, it was a pretty, grey day and the sky was dim, the wind was blowing and to be totally truthful, I didn’t see an awful lot that I found particularly attractive. It does have a castle up on a hill, and the main shopping streets had some very attractive, Christmas decorations which haven’t yet been lit. We didn’t stay long.

We’ve also been back to Malaga to spend time with our friends which was an added bonus. I didn’t think we’d get to see them again but as we are here waiting for our friends to visit, it seemed a perfect idea, once again we walked with the dogs and ended up on the beach eating a skewer of freshly grilled sardines. it was fabulous.  There are little beach bars all along the coast, they all have little bbq’s, in the shape of little boats, they build up charcoal piles of flames and grill skewers of sardines, sea bass and sea bream, it is delicious, the fish are sprinkled with rock salt and with a glass of chilled wine, a roll of fresh bread, what could be a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. From now on, I think this will become our Traditional Sunday Lunch.

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I hope you enjoy the photos taken over the last couple of days, I particularly like the ones of the house in Malaga with all the flamenco dresses and knickers!!

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4 thoughts on “Motorhoming in Spain … Flags, Dogs and Fried Fish

  1. You know more Welsh than I do. Learning Welsh is one of those things I want to eventually find a bit of time for, someday. When I visited in England, my uncle flew the USA flag, to help me feel more at home. 🙂 Certainly some amusing pictures. Cute dogs, though not as handsome as Charlie. 😉

    • Oh I wouldn’t worry about learning Welsh! It’s not the most useful language, we are both desperately trying to learn some Spanish though 🙂 I agree with you, ain’t no doggy as cute as my boy!! He’s very down today but we have some new neighbours and they have an African Grey parrot who keeps talking to Charlie so I think that may cheer him up a bit (either that or drive him mad) !!!!

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