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Autumn 2022 and our Exciting Visit to Santa Pola

Near the beginning of October 2022, Maureen and I went off with our neighbours to visit Morocco, our first and most likely last trip to that part of the world. I have many photos of our excursion in our online photo album. Parts of Morocco are really fascinating (Fes and Rabat for example), others are downright depressingly filthy – so three days in the country was enough for all of us – with stop-overs at both ends in Malaga during which three of us managed to get a spot of food poisoning – not ideal.

Travelling around Morocco with our guide

On our return and after recovering, I ended up with Covid despite three previous jabs so that filled up the middle of October. Later in the month, we took a trip to Mojacar to visit our ex-neighbours and friends John and Julia – a marvellous short break in which we visited parts of old Mojacar we’d not really covered in the past.

Old Mojacar

And of course – when in Mojacar you have to go to the sea front.

Mojacar sea front

The weather was outstanding throughout both trips.

That pretty much wraps up October and in November, Maureen and I, in the lead-up to an Alicante airport run to pick up friends, visited Santa Pola (just south of Alicante) – somewhere we’ve overlooked up to now but will no doubt re-visit next year, the place was that good.

Santa Pola near Alicante in Southern Spain

As part of that mini-break we took the ferry to a tiny island called Tabarca just off the coast of Santa Pola.

If you end up checking out the short video below, don’t forget to select the high quality 4K version, YouTube has an awful tendancy to select 360p first. Best viewed in YouTube itself.

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