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Our Andalusian Adventure

Our Andalusian Adventure is me trying to let you into our journey from the UK to a small village in the mountains, myself Danni, Paul, our two daughters Olivia and Chloe and our pets Ted the staffie and Duke and Duchess our cats.

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06 December 2018 @ 10:33

Now that we have some time to ourselves Paul and I are now focusing on finding the best walks locally and trying to create a buisness from the area we now live in.  We thought we would try the walk from Canillas de Aceituno, now i am not the best with steep windy roads and the road to Canillas was never ending! It was definitely worth the funny tummy the views are outstanding. Once we eventually found a parking space, us two and Ted climbed out and found the start of the walk. We are using a App to help us find the walks. As we have found with all the walks locally they all involve alot of steep starts, this one was steep and with many steps. The sun was out but not too hot, around 18 degrees so perfect for walking, we took a picnic and we were gifted stunning views all the way to the coast from the top. We didn't have time to do the full route as we had to make our way back to collect the girls and of course have a refreshment in the village before leaving.

In the middle of this week Paul's friend was playing golf at Benalmadena with work and invited him to go along and play. Unfortunately his neck was still playing up he couldn't, it didn't stop him going along for a night out though... It was a good opportunity for them to catch up and have a few drinks. 

Another lovely weekend weather wise and we went down to Chilches to see my Mum and Rob and played on the beach. We bought a kite with us which we have had for several years in the UK but never used. After many attempts at getting it to fly we eventually realised that we just needed to hold it into the wind and it would soar. smiley  

The following week was wet, wet, wet, getting the washing dry was a nightmare sad  and lots of tv was watched. A usual week played out with the food shopping and Spanish lessons. Friday soon came and my Sister returned, this time just with her husband Jon it was great to see them and they even bought the sunshine with them! We had lots of laughs, had so much to talk about and as it was Jon's first time we showed him the sights. Nerja was number one choice for the beach and it was a lovely warm day. Lots of other people had the same idea and it was a squeeze on the beach. Lunch was some monster baguettes from the shop at the top of the steps and a dip in the freezing sea followed! That evening we tried a restaurant we had never been to before just a short drive from our house. We were pleasantly suprised and Simone and Jon had the special - Tomahawk steak from the north to share, it was a monster and to be honest could have fed four people. We all had a delicious meal and with full bellies vowed to return again soon. On Sunday we met my Mum and Rob on the beach on Sunday at Torre del Mar and had another great meal over looking the sea in the sunshine a lovely way to end our fun time with my sister.




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jeffers45 said:
07 December 2018 @ 07:44

Another nice blog, thanks. Can you recommend a good App for walks in Spain please; we're going to be in the Valencia / Denia area for Jan, Feb & March.
What's your business going to be by the way?
Jeff, Wigtownshire.

Radam said:
09 December 2018 @ 09:15

One of the best web sites for hikes is

Wikiloc has walks, hikes and bike routes all over the World. For Spain, you need to drill down to the area or attraction, then check out the maps and write-up for the specific route. It gives length, elevation gain, and time. You need to work with it a bit to understand it, and it works best with a GPS device, but it's helpful. The Gorge hike above Canillas de Acetunio is fantastic!

Gipsy Rover said:
09 December 2018 @ 11:48

Great country to live in but all important to have friends & family to enjoy it with, could otherwise be very lonely.

DANNI1 said:
12 December 2018 @ 09:53

Hi Jeff,
Thank you, we'll be looking to start a Outdoor Activity Holiday Packages for this undiscovered area. Biking, walking, bird watching, yoga, painting, sailing and Horse riding. The App we used is All trails. Enjoy your time in the east x

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