We are in a lovely campsite, it’s a sprawling place, there must be over 1000 pitches. although you wouldn’t know it, each of the pitches for caravans, tents and motorhomes has high hedges on three sides, affording some privacy which is perfect, plus we have three empty pitches around us, so we feel very comfortable here. We also have a water supply and a waste drain on our pitch so it’s very convenient. The shower block is further away than on other sites so I thought as we have a waste drain, I would shower in the van, until yesterday morning when a bird decided to poop on my head!!! There’s no way I could wash my hair in Harry, it’s far too long and would take forever to rinse so yesterday I used the site showers and they aren’t the best that we’ve come across but they are perfectly adequate. Charlie likes it here too, there is enough room for him to stretch his legs and we get enough sunshine so he can sunbathe!
I will probably have another post about the site, but for now I want to tell you about the lovely day we’ve had today!
We started by taking Charlie for a lovely walk down to the beach, which is directly off the camp site, it’s a lovely beach dotted with palm trees and a lovely bar and restaurant and terrace which gives on to the lagoon.
We’ve noticed that after a journey it takes Charlie two or three days to settle, once he knows where he is, he is back on full form and today he was really spritely. Firstly he had the beach to himself and he ran like a little race horse. Then he even played with another dog, a very odd occurrence for Charlie, he’s normally quite aloof but he was joyful today!
I apologise for all the photos of the dog, but if you knew him before we left the UK you would understand that seeing him like this is truly a miracle! We didn’t think he’d get to see Christmas! This journey has been the making of him and has above all delayed his one way ticket to Doggie Heaven!!
We are at La Manga, which means ‘The Sleeve’ this is the narrow strip of land which juts out from the mainland and forms a semi circle of land which in turn creates a beautiful, blue lagoon. Today we decided to drive along the strip which is approximately 18 kilometres long. There is a dual carriage way that stretches from one end to the other. On either side of the road are hotels, apartments and various shopping areas with restaurants, cafes etc. Today it was very, very quiet (read; DEAD!) Not only are we out of season but it was also siesta time, so we had the place to ourselves, it was pretty special.
At the end of each block of buildings to the left and to the right there are the most incredible beaches and views to die for! To the right, the Mediterranean, to the left, the lagoon. Harry’s windscreen turned into a picture viewfinder, such wonderful seascapes. We drove to the end and stopped to let Charlie out and to fill our lungs with the brisk, sea air. Don’t be fooled by the blue skies, it’s still very chilly, but ever so pleasant or should I say bracing?
At the risk of boring you again, here’s me with Wonder Dog!!!