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Awaycation Winter 2022 - Day 10

Almost the halfway point!

sunny 18 °C

Today we were up earlier as we wanted to be out before the cleaners arrived! At this resort they come on a Wednesday. There can't be many apartments to clean as there is hardly anyone here. I doubt they clean the privately owned either. So far we have only seen one other ground floor apartment in use, across the pool from us, and last night there were lights on in an upper floor apartment to the right of us.

We therefore decided to go to Peniscola. This keyboard doesn't have accented letters but in any case, all the sign posts are in Castilian Spanish and Catalan. So Peniscola with no accents is right!

We went into the centre just under the old city and parked by the port. All the parking ticket machines were blanked off with heavy metal covers. At home they slide a bag over them! We saw some other camping cars and I reversed into a space next to them. Careful not to park in a "bus" marked space.

We had a walk on the beach and then around the curve of the beach to a café for a coffee. Very nice it was. In fact finding one open seems a miracle for this area in November. God only knows that December will be like!

Reggie seemed unhappy again and so we decided not to drag him up to the old city but go elsewhere. He perked up a bit on the beach and I took a series of photos on the Canon.

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We packed up and decided to head south again to Oropesa del Mar where we went yesterday. Another stop at Mercadona for some stuff we forgot yesterday and also to buy something for a picnic lunch.

Not before a look at the old city from the other side. This beach was used in the "El Cid" movie.

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On the way down from Peniscola we had been taken by the satnav to Benicarlo and the the AP7 to Oropesa. One of the highlights was passing the Benimar motorhome factory. There must have been hundreds of new ones parked up outside!

In the end I parked opposite where we were yesterday and we took a walk along the promenade and found a bench to eat. For those that are interested we had a small slice of pizza on bread and a spinach empanada. Both very nice indeed.

This was followed by a walk on the beach and a look into the rock pools formed where the rocky end to a (currently) dry river meets the sea.

I tried to get a video but have no idea if it actually worked!

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We then set off back to Alcossebre up the N340.

Claire took some photos on my phone on the N340. This used to be the artery up the Mediterranean coast. Now bypassed by the A7 and AP7. Many of the "Routier" style places have closed down. Many of them are still open as evidenced by the number of trucks filling the massive parking areas.

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Once back at the resort, it was R&R time. Claire did a little clothes washing and I tried to stop Reggie barking at the resort staff and of course the cats that prowl around all day!

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And of course R&R includes beer and snacks.

IMG_20221130_174716157_HDR.jpgThe real taste of Spain!!

The real taste of Spain!!

Tonight? Dinner. Eat in again. The rest of the "Spanish Omlette" tortilla I expect. Tomorrow? Who knows! Depends on the weather.

Posted by InvictaMoto 15:50 Archived in Spain

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