We continue our adventures in southern Spain, enjoying much better weather than the rest of Europe – well, as long as you exclude the hurricane force winds and driving rain we've just endured for the last 3 days. Ripped off one of our solar panels it did. But now it's back to tapas, blue skies and beach glass collection activities again.
I must tell you about Salobrena with it's moonlit mountain. We were parked just below this massive rock for about a week and met the most interesting people. The Husband trails the internet looking for all types of weird and wonderful things and on one such occasion he happened upon “Orgel Dieter”, a permanent camper van liver (great english, eh) who makes a living playing the accordian and making balloon animals at markets and festivals.
So we were cycling to the library to make use of their free wifi (thank you very much!) when Joerg came to an abrupt halt as he had spotted Dieter's van – Dieter who we had never met before and who did not know of our existence till that very moment. A quick bang on the door and that situation was therewith over and we are now friends I am happy to say. In we went and oohed and aahed at the proper woodstove, and all that space.
Dieter and his lovely partner Lena are deelightful, so do bang on the door should you see their camper van and say hi from us. They were planning to go to Granada to a restaurant called La Olivia where you get a 17 (yes seventeen) course meal with various wines for €35!! Ask her how it was and send me comment please. Here's his blog so you can go and have a look at this same picture but with Joerg and I in it!
The mountain is lit up Friday through Sunday and is a thing of beauty to behold. There are also lovely beaches and great sunrises / sunsets so go and 'ave a look, would ya.