There have not been many cruise ships lately but suddenly they seem to be here again - it must be spring. This one is
Not sure what these tortoises are up to but it could well be spring related too, I guess
We spend all afternoon messing about with cars. Finally, they have the correct tyres and we head for Quikfit. When we get
home they ring to say that although they have an invoice for two tyres, they only have one actually in stock. So, back we go.
Maybe next time they will take the trouble to check.
Personally, I cannot think of anything more boring than football (cricket, maybe) but the underlying sentiments appear sound.
Yet another cruise ship - yawn - this time it is the Thomson Destiny. Then the excitement of a fast drive towards Marbella which ends with a bang as yet another drive belt breaks (alternator, this time)
And today we have a mystery ship
After we fetch the car from the garage, we see what looks like a wedding but maybe not.
Today we finally get to Marbella, where - hurrah - our favourite restaurant has re-opended after being closed for three
months holiday. The prices have gone up but on the other hand the partions are smaller.
The sand sculptor is also back at work - this week's masterpiece being "a homeless person and a hooker", according to my girlfriend. Or maybe they are just waiting for a flight back to Oldham?
We set off for Tarifa, which advertises itself as the "windsurfing capital of Spain". Sounds better than "the windiest
beach in Spain", but that is the truth.
After a huge lunch, we decide to see if they have mended the enormous hole in the road that we encountered a year or so ago
on the circuitous route back to Gibraltar.
They have mended it! But meanwhile, an even bigger hole has opened up at a different spot.