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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 more than 14 years and are currently working on making the country our permanent base.

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Trip to the Park at Huescar

 

We just happened to be wandering through the nearby town of Huescar this weekend on our way to the fair and I got a sudden urge to take some snaps at the park on the way. Got to make the best of this weather.

The park at Huescar

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Brief Visit to Historic Orce

We took a short drive out yesterday with friends to Orce, mainly to cool off in the spring-fed pool just out of town – and while there I took a few photos… well, you never know, it might rain for the rest of the year (probably not).

Orce

Amazing how you can visit a place year after year and not spot its best features….

Orce

Beautiful Scenery

Around Galera

The photo you see above, I took while wandering around the hills, just up from our cave. This is typical of the nearby scenery. One of our neighbours, a Scottish couple, live in a cave even higher up than our own and have a marvellous roundabout in the middle of their garden.

Roundabout

As the weather picks up generally, we’ve had several days recently peaking at 30C. There are a few clouds this morning but this is now very much the exception – still, gives me a little time to update the blog… I’ve also been checking in on the home automation back in the UK to verify that all is well. From what I can tell, it is starting to warm up back in Wark, too.

Last night we had a special treat, imported spiced pork from our friend Antonio (Mr Shark) in Italy.

A quiet afternoon at Emilios Bar and Cafe

Emilios bar and cafe

Not that many people out last weekend – the shops are closed Thursday and Friday as it was a bank holiday – and the weather has been atrocious for the time of year, so we settled down at one of our favourite local restaurants for coffee and tostada.

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The September coastal Trip

We spent most of the week – start of September 2018 with our friends Dave and Karen, travelling at the bottom end of Spain – we made a base just outside of Ronda (just over an hour Northwest of Marbella on extremely winding roads) and from there took a day-trip to Gibraltar.

Our Hotel just outside of Ronda

Above, our hotel, a cute place complete with gardens and a pool, just minutes outside of Ronda.

Below, eating out near Ronda:

Eating out in Ronda

For our first night out, after a long and interesting walk through the shopping area, we ate in Ronda itself, not much there to talk about as the cafe food there is mostly Spanish. On our second night we ate out of town, again nothing in the way of international cuisine but we had a good time anyway with plenty of variety, half-decent wine and most importantly, good company.

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The Early May Trip to the Coast

Here, Maureen is enjoying the fine weather in early May, down at Puerto De Mazarron.. we spent a couple of days there followed by an un-planned overnight stay in Alicante. Lovely.  Looking forward to meeting new neighbours (and hopefully some nice weather) on our return to Galera, soon.

Puerto De Mazarron