I left behind life as I knew it & started on a journey. The journey in a physical sense has seen me living in vehicles for the past 10 years travelling parts of Europe & North Africa. This journey has & continues to be amazing, discovering new places and meeting new people who constantly inspire me. On an emotional level this journey has made me re-evaluate everything I believed in & helped me to become more open hearted & honest about myself & others.
After leaving the Tarifa area after 3 months staying there we headed to the hills around Alora, a town inland from the horribleness of the Costa Del Sol. Alora is a nice little town set on some steep hills & all around there are hills with houses & farms dotted around. Spring was well under way by the time we arrived even though it had been the driest winter in 40 odd years.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw cows relaxing on the beach. They didn't have beach towels or sun cream but they might have been hiding a windsurf for later! I also took a walk into the old town of Tarifa, a lovely old town & well worth a visit if only for the beautiful chocolate/cake shop near the main entrance which makes the street smell delicious!
For some of the time we parked on another beach closer to Tarifa called Los Lances. It is a lovely stretch but it does get very windy. It made a change of scene though. There are loads of campervans that park on the stretch of beach, known locally as the landing strip. There is a lot of bird life nearby where the river meets the sea.
We got back to the Pig Field near Tarifa about mid January. We were going to be staying here a couple of months while Agua had her vaccinations & microchip done. Again we took lots of long walks on the beach taking in the sights & sounds & taking lots of photos!
Dead Fish is dinner for the Ants!
This was once a Mouse!
We then arrived at my Mums house in Los Alcazares where we stayed for a week. While there we visited Calblanque National Park where we saw a nest of Processionary Caterpillars. These caterpillars can cause a nasty irritation to skin & can be very harmful to dogs.