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The shortest spanish way to África
31 August 2010

       The last July-15th of 2010, the company Inaer opened the regular line, by helicopter, among Algeciras and Ceuta.Its base, in Algeciras, is into the port and the helicopter takes off and lands on the platform, specially built for it.

In the middle of the picture, you can see the platform (behind a yellow and blue building) with the helicopter on it. It is a white helicopter.

The helicopter has landed off and it is flying before arriveing to the big yellow craine, to Ceuta.

 Here, you can see the "Royal Nautic Club" and, in the middle of the picture and in the top of the sky, you can see the helicopter.

Here, you can see the helicopter over a little cloud, over Gibraltar.

This is the second regular line, by helicopter, from Spain to África.The first one is from Malaga to Ceuta.The model of the helicopter (Augusta AW139( has a capacity for 15 persons.The flight spends 10 minutes (each way) --against 60 minutes that the faster ship spends-- and its cost is the following: 32,44 Euros (one way and for people who live in Ceuta) and 54,44 Euros (A round trip and for people who live in Ceuta).But, for people who do not live in Ceuta, the price is this one: 57,44 Euros (for one way) and 94,88 Euros  (A round trip).

The company (Inaer) has planned 41 flights for each wekk --although: Saturdays and Sundays there are only 3 flight, each way and each day--.

This is the schedule: from Algeciras to Ceuta: 9:20 h, 10:05 h, 13 h, 16:30 h, 17:10 h and 17:50 h. From Ceuta to Algeciras: 9:35 h, 10:20 h, 13:15 h, 16:45 h, 17:25 h and 18:05 h (this flight is the last one each day).

I take the opportunity, with this picture, to say that, alwys, when you see a long cloud, over Gibraltar, like in this picture, it means that the wind is named "Levante" --because the wind comes from Levante (Valencia and so on...); then, here, the wind comes from Gibraltar to Algeciras and the weather is more fresh--.The long cloud is named "Montera" --remembering the name of the hat used by bullfighters--.

Here, you can see the helicopter, on the left side of the picture, flying to Ceuta, over the Straight of Gibraltar.

Here you can see a ship (the faster one)which goes to Ceuta --from left to right-- and another one which comes from Ceuta.Helicopter flights over them, more or less.

Here, the helicopter is coming back from Ceuta.

Here, you can see the helicopter more near

Here is the helicopter arriveing to Algeciras.

Here the helicopter is arriveing to the port of Algeciras.

This is the helicopter.

Here, the helicopter is landing on.

Today, the weather, here in Algeciras, has been better than the day when I made the pictures that I showed you before this one.Here, the helicopter is flying to Ceuta.

Today, the sky was too clean; it is so, because, today, the wind came from "Poniente" --fromland to the sea; from Algeciras to Gibraltar--; therefore, you can not see any cloud over Gibraltar --remember that  when "Levante" is here, you can see a big cloud over Gibraltar; it is still, several hours.


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A Spanish Family break
26 August 2010

       I have just come back from the Hotel "Garbí Costa Luz" (in Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz, South of Spain) --it belongs to the chain hotels named "Garbí" and there are some hotels in Mallorca and in Cataluña--.

This is the main entrance.Through that door, to the left, you can arrive to the hotel reception

This is a view of the entrance, from the free parking.

This is the corridor where I could go to my room

And this one was the room.As you see, it is a big one

This is a part of the bathroom.As you see, it is too clean.

The bathroom was too big.I put these pictures of the bathroom, because I have always thought that bathroom is a very important place, when you book a hotel room.This bathroom was clean too.

This one was the terrace.It had a little clothesline, on the wall on the right side of this picture


And this was the view, from the terrace.At the end, you can see the sea and the Conil city is in the left side, close the beach.

This is the main swimmingpool.As you see, it is so long.

That is a part of the hotel.In the middle of the picture is the "chiringuito", where you can eat or drink something in the afternoon too.

Here, you can see the swimmingpool for children.

I have been with my wife and with our two children and they have enjoyed a lot.We took a very good offer: children GRATIS and, then, we have been 5 nights, with breakfast and dinner, for 1.000 Euros.We (my wife and I) have rest --as possible it is with children....., "In family way" --as my father said, some years ago,...jeje--.I mean: it has been a short hollyday, but a positive experience for all the family: for children, because they have note an united family --they saw that my wife and I were their parents and it is a very important thing for them; and, for my wife and II, it has been positive, because we have been dedicated to the care of our children and also we have enjoyed with them--.

Therefore, I recomend you to visit this hotel, with children --if it is possible, because there were many children, with a girl (leisure monitor), who played, with children, in a "Little club" , in the morning, in the afternoon and, after, in the evening the children went to be painted their faces--.

A view of the big garden of the hotel.Here,  some children play football, every day.

To the end of the picture, you can see the long beach of Conil.This city is 2 Kms from the "Hotel Garbí Costa Luz".

This is a little road from the big garden of the hotel to the beach named "Fuente del Gallo".

This is another piece of the road to the beach.

This is the beach "Fuente del Gallo".In order to go there, you have down stairs with 56 steps and two flights of ramps.But, do not worry....the beach is worth a visit (no stone, shallowness and....above all: so clean!!!!.Really, I think that it is a wonderful beach.

This is the down stairs to the beach.

It was thset, over the "Cape Roche" --with its lighthouse--.

Here, you can see the Cape better.

Another view of the end of the sunset, from the swimmingpool.

The day after this day, the weather was good, a nice morning.....

A nice morning from the terrace of our bedroom.

A very nice day, after taking breakfast.

And, again, the "Cape Roche".As you can see, the view is wonderful.

This is the terrace of the dining room, during the breakfast.The waiters were very friendly and the food was very varied --some plates were changed, every day--.

Later, I went to the beach, over here, from the swimmingpool.(Here, almost everyday and usually in the afternoon,  I could see some children, playing football).

This is the beach, with too people, as you can see.

Here, you can see the beach nearest.

And a detail of the Cape.

This is the end of the ramp.

And this is the beach, looking to Conil.The Hotel Garbí is on the top of that mountain, behind those palms, that you see on the left side of the picture.

This is the oposite view, where you can find the "Cape Roche".From here, you can find some rocks, in the sea; but not behind here.

I can assure you that the water was wonderful......

After too minutes swimming in the sea, I went back to the swimmingpool.I can tell you that this down stairs is very confortable (with low steps.

The first night we could enjoy with a show of Flamenco Dancing.

 This is the show at the cafetería of the hotel.

Another view of the Tablao. "Tablao" = the place where the flamenco group show, --because the floor, where they dance is made of "tabla" (table) of wood.





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