La Costa del Sol

This place is beautiful!  Have a look:

sunset in Marbella

Yesterday we decided to go to England!  We drove an hour to Gibraltar to get a piece of the rock.  It was fun to see English street signs and red telephone booths.  Of course we stopped at a convenience store to buy Cadbury’s chocolate and various other things that we can’t find in Paris.

Our next stop was Point Europa, which is the southernmost point of Europe.  We waved at Morocco.  Voila.

No, Martha- the sea is the other way.

It rocks!

From Point Europa we drove even higher up the rock, to an incredible cave, one room of which was used as a hospital in the first World War.

This was the space used as a hospital. Not sure what kind of shows they put on there now- many of the chairs were being dripped on.

At this level and higher we were also able to hang out with small apes that roam freely up there.  I’m sure there was some good information posted about what kind of apes these were and why they were there, but unfortunately, all I got were my pictures.

Finally, we walked through tunnels that were dug by hand from which cannons were fired at enemies coming in from the beach.

The views from the top were breathtaking.

We drove back to Marbella and had a late lunch at this little place on the beach.  The thick seafood and rice soup was amazing, as was the ice-cold beer.

You park the car on a dirt road and then walk down to this restaurant.

Today we go to Jerez, where we will tour a vineyard where sherry is made.  Yum.

And that’s the news from Marbella, my friends.

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3 responses to “La Costa del Sol

  1. Cathy B.

    You flummoxed Martha Moore and me about the trip to England and we were on the verge of digging out an atlas at Blue Willow when Martha remembered that Gibraltar was English. Or English-related. Or something. Great photos!

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