Week 111 of Gibraltar Diary

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Sunday 25th April 2010

There have not been many cruise ships lately but suddenly they seem to be here again - it must be spring. This one is called Azura.

Not sure what these tortoises are up to but it could well be spring related too, I guess

Monday 26th April 2010

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.

Tuesday 27th April 2010

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)

Wednesday 28th April 2010

And today we have a mystery ship

Thursday 29th April 2010

After we fetch the car from the garage, we see what looks like a wedding but maybe not.

Friday 30th April 2010

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?

Saturday 1st May 2010

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.


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