What’s this about?
This is the Spanish website for Peter and Maureen Scargill. When in Spain we live in Galera in Andalusia (for clarify that is the English spelling - Mid-Spain they spell it Andalucia and pronounce it "And-a-loo-thee-a").

We've had a home in Spain for something like 9 years or more and now we're spending a lot more time here.

If you're familiar with what3words (if you're not now you soon will be) we live at concert.sloths.seating

Find out more about this by reading through the blog entries, menu-accessible pages and archives if you're interested! Welcome to Peter and Maureen's Spanish website.

Get in touch via Facebook My Facebook Page
You should follow me on Twitter Follow me on Twitter
Join me on  Google+ Join me on Google+
Join my LinkedIn network Join me on LinkedIn
My Pinterest Pinterest

Expat blogs in Spain

Archive

A Weekend at the Coast

El PerelloIt has been a heavy week here, the first of two on a (perhaps) short but interesting contract just outside of El Perello and the weather has been quite cool (well that’s all relative of course – boiling compared to the UK), but today the sun came back with a vengeance and so it was that I headed off for a Billy-No-Mates day along the coast.

Armed with both phone and tablets with the Villa out here in the middle of no-where set as “home” so there was NO chance of getting lost (a good idea as my phone has no signal anywhere here) I headed off down to L’Ametlla De Mar.

I had of course already visited the town at night but that’s not much fun and you can’t do much with photography – especially with a phone no matter how good it is.  So today was a treat. After a cracking bacon sandwich to start the day, I got in the car and headed off down to the coast. Having studied the area extensively on Google Maps I really had no problem and rarely had to resort to the sat-nav.

L'Ametlla De Mar

The waterfront at L’Ametlla De Mar is wonderful. I parked the car up and went up into the town. Ir took me 5 minutes to find my favourite pastime – a large Chinese store.

La Cantoniera Da MarioI spent about half an hour in there wishing I was not flying home (with the car you can just fill it full of junk) – anyway I ended up spending up at a really nice little Italian restaurant for lunch and quite predictably had a wonderful hot pizza and of course, “cafe con leche”. Staff were friendly and the food was great at La Cantoniera Da Mario (Sol, 1, L’Ametlla De Mar, Catalonia).

After lunch I went in search of beachfront – and spent a good deal of the afternoon wandering around taking pictures and just enjoying the scenery before heading off to the next town a few miles up the coast. After that I headed in the opposite direction to El Perello and down to a secluded beach there…  all in all not a bad way to spend a day.

El Perello

By then the sun was getting low in the sky and fearful of coming home in the dark I made this second adventure a tad shorter and headed off back. 

Waterfront at L'Ametlla De Mar

Tonight is anyone’s guess – I’m here on my own in the villa – but with plenty to do. If tomorrow is anything like today I’m going to have a more ambitious trip – maybe up to Tarragona.

The beach

Waterfront

Leave a Reply