Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Una Notche Más | Benidorm area, Alicanté, Spain

11:07am Tuesday,
high 22°, low 17°
Bright Sunshine
Altitude: 2m
Distance covered: 1827 miles (Since leaving Gairloch, Scotland)

I'm currently having a very heady black coffee outside a café, opposite the beach in Benidorm, having passed a quiet night right on the beach. Canaries are singing in cages, as a Spanish flag billows in the morning sunshine. I'll say from the outset, I'm both surprised and impressed with this town. Yes I passed through the clichéd part we all hear about; England shirts, mobility scooters and tattoos, but the positives far outweigh any prejudices I may have had.

The sand on the beach here really is unbelievable - it's soft, white and very fine, and goes on and on. Poor Rio, dogs are not allowed on it, even in winter but it's easy to see why.

It really seems like there's something for everyone here. It's a huge place, two main beaches, apartments, high rise hotels, lots of buzz, but there's peace and quiet here easily found, certainly at this time of year.

I think I'll take my deckchair out onto the beach and enjoy some sunshine.. Here's the video - it was a bit overcast yesterday, but that made it great for a walk to the lighthouse beyond Altea..

Thanks for following along!

Get in touch if you're in the area.. Check my Tripline map on the right to see where I am..

Have a good one!