It’s a bank holiday in England today but for me it feels like the festive time is over and things are back to normal. Like Weaver we have taken down the Christmas decorations and stuck them back into the attic. The rooms immediately look lighter and bigger although the sun is highlighting my dirty windows.
Traditionally this a time to plan summer holidays and Paul has been happily organising our next trip. In March we usually head back to our home in France but this year we are going to take a bit of a detour. We are taking the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander (northern Spain) and then driving down to Salamanca, (described as one of the most beautiful cities in Spain). I’m hoping for a lot of impressive ancient architecture here. Then driving on southwards to Seville, the city of Carmen, Don Juan, Figaro and oranges. I would be thrilled to catch some authentic flamenco dancing here. After a couple of days in Seville we head east and recuperate from our sight-seeing with a week at an Airbnb villa (or it might be a shack) in a small coastal town about 100 miles east of Malaga. At the end of our stay we will start our drive north along the east coast of Spain towards France and home with several overnight stops on the way.
I’ve only visited Spain twice before, the Costa Blanca, and really didn’t like all the noisy resorts and English bars. I’m hoping this trip will give me a different flavour of Spain. Hola!