The last couple of weeks we have broken new boundaries by staying in the same place for a whole 15 days!! The spot worthy of this extended stay is just up the coast from Aguilas at Playa De Carolina (GPS 37.385948 -1.628475), a wild camping spot with a bay on each side where we were guaranteed a view which ever window we looked out of.
One of the reasons for our lengthy stopover was that for around a year now we have followed fellow travellers Karen and Myles Davies (The Motoroamers) blog’s and video clips on facebook, often interacting with each other about similar experiences. We were close to meeting during last year’s travels when we missed each other by just one day at Guejar Sierra, so when we found out they were just down the coast from us in the direction we were heading we arranged a rendezvous. Our fellow nomads left the UK just 2 months after us in March so are now on month 12 of their travels. Originally aiming to be away for a year, like us they have settled into the travelling lifestyle and caught the bug and so currently have no plans to put an end to their wanderlust. Ironically Karen and Myles have also planned to include Greece in their travel plans for this year and will be following a similar route to ourselves.
Although a little apprehensive about meeting up beforehand in case we didn’t get on, we quickly realised we’d had nothing to worry about as the four of us got to know each other over a few beers. The 10 days that we spent in their company were filled with fun and laughter.
During our time together we have cooked up feasts, kayaked on the sea, walked the surrounding cliff tops, flown “Dave” the drone, Cycled to a picnic spot on the beach, Played Boules, Watched Rugby (well the boys did), Learnt new board games, shopped (well the girls did), attended one of the best carnavals in the region and most importantly feel very privaledged that we have made two new friends.
Food Glorious Food
Walks On the Surrounding Cliffs
Carnaval Aguilas Style
Until Next time
Andi & Paul xxx