Saturday, February 26, 2011

A little jaunt

The 'costume department' finally got her act together, DH had made 'Henry' and he was sitting in his car getting rather chilly, waiting for his clothes, so I made waistcoat, trousers and a shirt and he felt much more comfortable and warmer ready to go on his travels.

Rose had been waiting patiently for her blouse to be finished, she was quite pleased with her new outfit and thought she might get Henry to take her shopping.

We decided to go exploring and headed off south to Anderlusia region. It only took 3 1/4 hours, mostly along deserted motorways, through different mountain ranges, flat expanses which was mainly agriculture, fruit and veg until we reached Mojacar. The main town was on the mountain side but the hotels were by the sea, we decided upon this one, a 4* and were offered a very reasonable price for half board.

The view from our room

Mojacar is nestling in the hills

We headed inland to Mojacar, the town was established in the Bronze age and has a population of 6000+. The streets are very narrow but with vehicle access to the lower part only, we followed a bus through who inched its way round the one way system, narrowly missing the buildings.

We meandered along the tiny streets which twisted and turned revealing more tiny shops, cafes, pretty flower decked houses until we reached the top then we wandered down another way. We spotted a sack barrow, obviously the only way to move items around the upper part of the town. The town was also spotless with preparations for the new season underway. We passed a little bodega and looking in the window I mentioned that they had Licor de Tomillo and Licor de Romero (thyme and rosemary) upon which we were invited inside to sample. I use alot of these herbs in cooking, drinks for sore throats so was interested to try, suffice to say we came away with a bottle of each (yummy) we also tried one made from the fruits of the prickly pear cactus, always wondered if they made anything from these, not to our taste though.

We enjoyed our little break and being away from our everyday environment we were able to put some recent events into perspective and return with renewed vigor.


  1. This might come through twice cos it disappeared first time.
    Waht a lovely break you had...Mojacar looks so pretty, but a bit too hilly for me!
    Love Rose and Henry - - a couple of Toffs :)

  2. Mojacar looks beautiful. Sounds like you had a great time exploring.
    Henry and Rose are looking very fancy.

  3. What a lovely break... such beauty...