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The Airport Run

In Puebla De Don FadriqueYesterday was the airport run to St Javier (Murcia) – to pick up Maureen – and in the process I decided to make a travel day out of it and stopped by at Puebla De Don Fadrique at the same time.  A small town but it has some interesting sites as you’ll see in the included photos. I actually stopped off at some of the towns on the way to the airport just to check them out to see if any are worth visiting in the future…  I was wandering around Puebla De Don Fadrique when the solar power people rang me on the mobile to make arrangements -  they’re considering photo-voltaic tubes for our flat roof area(s) back in Wark in the UK so we had a brief chat on the subject and somehow by the time I shut the phone off I ended up near a Kodak moment.

Back street in Puebla De Don FadriqueI actually took quite a few pictures – at first with the conventional camera but I have to say for the likes of blogs I’m beginning to think I’m better off with the iPhone and the new processing software – slow but it does make decent pictures.

In Puebla De Don FadriqueWith only intermittent sun but decent temperatures, stopping off at the various towns made for a nice day out – sadly some are in bad shape no doubt not helped by the recession. Eventually after a shopping expedition to Eroski and the large Chinese store in San Javier, I arrived at the airport – Maureen’s plane turned up on time – sadly along with 4 others so it took them half an hour to get from the airplane to arrivals – this in a tiny airport carrying only hand-luggage!

We  headed off to San Javier and beyond and stumbled upon a pleasant looking Italian Pizzeria in the next town along…  and stopped for a pint and a pizza – my favourite type – Calzone – and one of the better ones I’ve had here (though I’m sure the Spanish know what they are doing, to me, most of their bread and pizza dough tastes like cardboard -  unless I’m just looking to the wrong places). This was the exception – very nice. Next time we’re there I’ll detail the name of the place and the location.

So the plan for today (Sunday) is to go to one of the better restaurants for lunch tomorrow then head off to Huescar for the last day of the festival. I’ve no doubt in between all that I’ll get a load of drilling jobs – re-sighting the letterbox etc etc….. All good fun.

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