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Chipiona

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  • Day642

    Arriates

    March 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We were getting pretty low on water because there are few filling points in this area of Spain. We therefore topped up our tank from the air and water machine at a petrol station. Whilst we've filled from regular taps at petrol stations before, we've not used one of the points designed to service radiators and windscreen wiper reservoirs, but it had been recommended on Park4Night so fingers crossed we won't suffer any ill effects!

    It was Good Friday and the small aire Will had picked out was packed with young families. It was all a bit too noisy and cramped feeling, so after lunch we decided to move on, emptying the recycling before we went. Getting out of the van with the recycling box, Vicky alighted onto some large concrete blocks and walked along them to get to the bins. Stepping onto the last one, her foot caught and the next thing she knew she was on the floor with a broken box, broken glass and some very sore bits. She had taken the skin off her right knee and cut her ankle. There were scuffs from her left knee half way down her shin and she had bruised palms, so was out of action for the rest of the day. She was very glad not to have got tangled up with the glass and of the medical ice pack we keep in the freezer for such mishaps.

    Our backup stopover at Arriates was reached by a rickety road with piles of rubbish at the sides. We passed a large number of unhappy looking sheep and goats penned in to a muddy field and a few people pushing wheelbarrows full of logs. The smallish, compacted earth car park was right on the beach. The tide was in and sea was very close; within 15m! The strong, cross-on wind forced the waves to roll and crash into sandy coloured surf.

    Will gave body boarding a go, but the shape of the waves just wasn't conducive to a good ride. A young guy with a full sized surfboard gave it a go too, but found the same thing. In late afternoon an older surfer, who we reckon must have been a local, came along. The tide had gone out and this person knew exactly where to go for the best waves, entertaining us with several successful stand-up surfs.

    As the day wore on the wind strength increased. Luckily it was hitting the van head on so we weren't rocking too much, but it was very difficult to open the door and the sand particles pelted us around the ankles whenever we got out. Still, we were pleased we'd chosen to move on from the busy aire we stopped at for lunch!
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  • Day20

    Arrival chipiona

    February 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Well all the arrangements worked well. We got the train to Jerez airport and got the hire car, drove back into to Jerez to get all our bags and drove to chipiona. The apartment is right overlooking a fabulous beach and has great views out to sea, along to the lighthouse, and overlooking the main church. The town is mostly dead - it's a seaside town out of season, we'll have see if more restaurants open at night. The apartment has a great roof terrace where we sat with a glass of sherry and watched the sun go down. It look due west so the sunset views are spectacular. We'll drive back to the airport for midday tomorrow to meet Natalie and Andy and the kids. I hope they like itRead more

  • Day21

    The Armstrongs arrive

    February 23, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Mostly everything was ok at the airport. The flight arrived early, but their hire car wasn't ready so that held us up a bit. They settled into the apartment and checked the terrace and the beach. Finlay has been learning some Spanish words so it was really nice to here him saying hola or Gracias. It's great that the apartment is just over the road so they can come and go as many times as they ok. I think that tomorrow will be a day for sunshine and rest!Read more

  • Day23

    Afternoon on the beach

    February 25, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    It was quite cloudy this morning but lovely this afternoon so we spent it on the beach. It was Emily's first time on the sand and she loved it, and jumping in the waves seems to be inherited from her mother!

  • Day24

    The rain in spain . . .

    February 26, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It was another sunny morning so we went back to the beach and Finlay built his first sandcastle (with a little help!) . we had just come in for lunch and set out a table of food out on the roof when an enormous storm blew in with strong wind and rain so we had to rush it all back inside. The weather forecast was for clouds and rain showers all this week, so I guess it's arrived!Read more

  • Day25

    Stormy weather

    February 27, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    A big storm blew in during the night with torrential rain and strong winds. Fortunately the rain had stopped by morning and the wind died down enough that it was ok. Natalie and Andy had a day out to visit Jerez, that Andy hasn't been to before, and sent us pictures of having chorros and chocolate for breakfast, and tapas for lunch, and walk around the centre of the city. Back in chipiona, the sun was out and it was nice even in the wind, so they went down to the beach and flew a kite. People were kit-surfing but Andy decided that do that in the atlantic in February would be a bit cold!Read more

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