The Journey Home

After a quick overnight stop in Spain, it was lovely to cross the border into France and be in a country where we could speak the language. We stayed the first night in a town called Saintes just north of Bordeaux.  The hotel was very nice and set in fabulous grounds.  It was very early … Continue reading The Journey Home

50th Birthday!

We had a lovely day.  We went to Javea and walked around the marina and then all of the way up to the other end of the beach to the Arunel where we had lunch.  The sunshine was glorious and we were walking around in shorts and tshirts.  Not something I have done very often … Continue reading 50th Birthday!


We went to Gandia today, which is an upmarket Spanish town and resort.  There are hardly any expats here and you can certainly feel the difference.  Sunday is a big day out for the Spanish people and the promenades and squares are packed. Gandia is situated in Spain’s main orange growing region and produces some … Continue reading Gandia


We went back to Javea today, such a gorgeous place to be.  The morning was beautiful and 23 degrees before 10am! Jazz & Raffy made a friend called Billy whose owner was a very friendly Spanish guy  … We went to the other side of the bay from the marina and visited the Arunal Beach.  … Continue reading Javea

Denia Marina

We have now discovered that there is Denia port and Denia Marina. The port is quite smart but the Marina is very sophisticated.  There are lots of lovely restaurants with rooftop views over the Marina and plenty of places to walk and take in the ambiance.  Very nice indeed!