Keith on February 27th, 2013

The dish we brought with us, 90cm, Would not pick up any T V stations and limited radio, no national stations.  We sought advice and purchased this monster, 1.2 mtrs, we get all the main T V stations plus all the radio stations. It has to be well anchored otherwise it would go in a wind.  It cost but, we had to bite the bullet.

We are told that most places need a 1.4 mtr dish. Further south 2.4 mtrs are common.

Keith on February 26th, 2013

Today is Jan’s birthday.  This afternoon we received a surprise gift from the site, a birthday cake with a message.

“Camping Inter,La Marina wishes you a happy birthday. All the best for you and your family.  we know you are far away from home but we hope that, here with us, you feel like at home”.

Nice touch.

Keith on February 21st, 2013

This morning visited one of the local markets.  Jan bought a two piece dress, (had to haggle).  Keith, a C D.  The main purpose was to replenish the fruit bowl.

Sorry, we are not sharing the strawberries.  They do look nice. Be careful not to dribble on the computer when you look at the photo.

Keith on February 18th, 2013

Having made some adjustments and repairs to Jan’s bike, despite the fact that it is brand new, we managed at last to get out on the bikes.  Just a short ride away from traffic to build Jan’s confidence.  Progress, good.

Keith on February 15th, 2013

Being a nice warm sunny day we went for a walk.  Followed a track which runs parallel to the beach and takes you to the marina and harbour.  Plan to go back and take a picnic.

Someone requested some sunny photo’s, take a look.  Even the cat is enjoying it.

 

Keith on February 10th, 2013

We all know how bad the weather was for most of 2012 and the evidence was that it had a major effect on the bird population, hence we were not seeing many.

We know this area pretty well and have been disapointed by the lack of birds. Suspected that the strong winds from a generaly northern direction was largely the cause.  The last couple of days seem to confirm our suspicions, wind dropped, birds increased.

Todays top birds, common crane x 5 and a glossy ibis. Lots of warblers singing.

What could be better? sunshine, birds and strawberries.

Keith on February 7th, 2013

Wednesday we went to a market where we purchased a box of strawberries, 2 kg for €4.00.

A large bowl of strawberries with cream at tea time.  Cornflakes and strawberries for breakfast.

They are yummy.

Keith on February 4th, 2013

Yesterday, Sunday, we met up with some neighbours of ours from St Margarets who are holiday at a location not far from us.

Enjoyed Sunday lunch together.

 

Keith on February 2nd, 2013

There are a number of motor homers who wild camp, they do not want to pay anything and will free load at any opportunity.  A group of them are occupying a car park near a beach on the outskirts of La Marina.  Their choice, fine.

Located at the entrance to our site, outside the security barrier, is a motor home service point provided for the use of motor homes from the site to empty toilets, waste water and refill with fresh water. It is free of charge.

These wild campers have been spotted taking advantage of it, cheeky buggers. It is now kept locked and the security guys chase them off if they try to use it.

 

Keith on February 2nd, 2013

The lovers of good English, no, British may be shocked that I am about to sing the praises of alien beer.  Working on the basis that you have to try these things, life can be boring and predictable if you dont, using my knowledge I selected a lager type beer to try.

The brand is A K DAMM from the Alsace region. At 4.8% abv it is about the right strength, light and not to sweet.