Yes, after 3 and a bit weeks we are home from Calpe – our place in the sun in the Costa Blanca.
A lovely area with magnificent beaches and towering mountains, something to delight everyone.
Calpe is dominated by this enormous rock known as The Penon de Ifach. It is the symbol for the Costa Blanca although just looks like an immense bulk or lump of limy stone that reaches 332 metres in height and extends it arm into the sea measuring about 35 hectares.It looks down over the Sea a and guards the entrance to the harbour where the fishing boats go out daily in their never ending quest for fresh fish.The cuisine in and around the Penon de Ifach and Calpe is based on, of course, fresh fish (one outstanding dish is stewed octopus) and rice dishes using white beans and turnips among others. Its main festivity is the Virgin of the Snow celebrated on August 5th .
This year we stayed in a different apartment at the foot of the Gabriel Miro, the main road leading steeply through the modern town up to the the “Old town” high on the hill.
A very different experience, lively and busy and exciting.
What you don’t realise when on the ground is that there is a whole different world above your head. Multi layered living like a layer cake!
The Costa Blanca has stunning beaches on which to sit and sunbathe, read or people watch.
A MINOR CELEB WITH HER MINDERS
CELEBRATING OUR 45TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ON THE BEACH WITH A BOTTLE OF BUBBLY.
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