New Golden Mile

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day636

    Torre Vegía del Velerin, near Estepona

    March 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 13 °C

    It had been a wonderful week with Cath and Paul but now it was time to travel; the plan being to visit Gibraltar, then make our way up the west side of Spain to the north coast, before driving back through France to the UK at the beginning of May.

    We re-entered the high rise ribbon development near Marbella and drove along close to the shore towards Estepona, pulling into a car park Will had found on Park4Night. We stayed on the concrete area nearest the road because although the sandy area adjacent to the beach looked inviting and would undoubtedly be quieter, we didn't want to risk getting stuck in the large puddles and mud on the slope leading to it. Our patch was overlooked by a makeshift tent a rough sleeper had set up in the woods a few hundred metres away. There was broken glass and a few bits of rubbish strewn about, but it was level, with a strong aroma drifting off the flowering gorse bushes that surrounded it.

    Once we had walked past the smelly sewage station we found ourselves on a sandy shore that curved round to a headland with low rise white and pink villas at one end and a copse at the other end of the bay. Close by was a beach bar with sun loungers, advertisments for sex on the beach (cocktails) and a boat-shaped stainless steel bbq that was smoking half a dozen fish on skewers. On the sea horizon to our right we could make out the hulking great rock of Gibraltar and faintly see the outline of Morocco! We'd seen different countries from across the water before but never a different continent!

    Because Gibraltar was our next stop and the weather was poor the following day we stayed a couple of nights, taking Poppy to investigate the rabbit droppings down by the beach and fixing the waste water hose that had been ripped on one or more of our many forays over bumpy ground.
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  • Day6

    unterwegs nach Puerto Banús/Marbella

    June 9, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Die Fahrt mit dem Mietwagen war sehr abenteuerlich.

    Ich musste mich erst einmal an das Auto gewöhnen und dann mit der spanischen Beschilderung klar kommen.

    In La Linéa wäre ich fast in eine Einbahnstraße hineingefahren, aber eine Horde winkender Spanier warf sich mir quasi in den Weg.

    Irgendwann waren wir dann auf einer Art Autobahn. Die richtige Autobahn ist mautpflichtig und das wollte wir nicht.

    Auf dieser Straße gab es bei jeder Ab-/ Auffahrt einen Kreisverkehr. Und da soll einer mal sagen, in Deutschland gäbe es viele Kreisverkehre!
    Die Fahrt war sehr idyllisch am Meer entlang. Leider musste ich mich ja aufs Fahren konzentrieren.

    Wir wollten als ersten nach Marbella, genauer gesagt nach Puerto Banús. Ich hatte nämlich herausgefunden, dass es dort ein Hard Rock Café gibt. In Málaga gibt es nämlich keines.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Guadalmansa, New Golden Mile

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