Category: Places

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A Legacy Of Shame

Last weekend we went on a tour around the Parque Minero de La Union. (La Union Mining Park) La Union is a town just a few miles East of Cartagena, we’ve passed through it a few...

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Walking Calblanque

I think I must be solar-powered and my batteries are knackered, they don’t hold their charge. After a few days without the sun my energy just drains away and I’m in danger of going completely flat....

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A Grand Day Out

Today I went on a lovely walk with friends from the marina. It was good to spend a day away from the boat, get some exercise and take in the spectacular scenery. We did a 10km...

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Surprising Cartagena

o real sign of Autumn here yet. We did have a day of rain showers last week though. That was a slightly strange experience given that it’s the first we’ve seen since mid May. It was...

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A Taste Of History

artagena, in common with many natural harbours around the Mediterranean, has a long history. The Phoenicians had been using its sheltered waters for hundreds of years before the city itself was founded in 223BC by a...

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The Long And Short Of It

t was 4th August when we finally pulled the anchor free from the thick Rio Guadiana mud and headed back to the open sea. It was 1st September when we at last tied up to our...

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New Dawns

e finally got away from Rota before dawn on Tuesday 16th August. The forecast was less than perfect. The winds were still coming from the East but they’d be easing through the day to fall light...

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Our Quota Of Rota

o, the ‘Levanter’, what’s that all about then? First some background. The Straits of Gibraltar are one of the worlds best known maritime passages. At the narrowest point, Tarifa, you’re as far South as it’s possible...

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So Long Portugal

e spent nearly three months on the Guadiana. One quarter of a year, it’s a long time, but still not enough to say we truly know the place. Before we arrived we’d heard tales about the...