Decided to stay for a couple more days here in
Torrevieja as there is some kind of May Festival on which looks very
entertaining.Stalls beside the port are being erected displaying all
sorts of handicraft and the locals are decking themselves out in flamenco style
attire ,children and adults alike really get into the spirit of things.The local
council have also set up a large stage and this is surrounded by tents which
provide local Spanish food and drink and people can get up onto small stages and
try their hand at Flamenco dancing.
Watched a couple of Flamenco shows on the large
stage and on Sunday there is going to be a large Mass at the local Church and
this will be followed by a horse parade and equestrian show.
This is showing us another side of Torrevieja
which is really quite unexpected as Torrevieja is renowned for package holidays
and earned the name ' Brits Ville Building site'.
Jardin of Nations
They really do like their Bag Pipes here
Saturday 9th May
Watched horse parade which was organised chaos
'health and safety' would have a field day here!! We actually bumped into friends here from Wales who have
bought an apartment 10 minutes away from Torrevieja! What a small
Spent a pleasant day with them with lunch on board
and afterwards we were shown around their new home!
Catholic Church where large Mass was held
Fireworks on Sunday to mark the grand finale of the
Sunday 10th moved back into anchorage,in typical
fashion after a very calm start to the day, the wind picked up as we decided to
leave the pontoon ,