The sun was shining over the mountains when I opened the curtains.
A romantic gesture started the day in such a special way.
And then it just got better.
We visited an area of the Cabo De Gata Natural park about an hour away from our village. It has flamingos in salt lakes there. So I dressed in pink and was ready to stand on one leg to encourage them to come close
It was such a beautiful place to visit.
What an amazing sun bleached house. Totally deserted now but it could tell so many stories I am sure!
We wandered and sat. We looked for the flamingos and we watched the world go by. I loved the fishing boats and the old houses. The abandoned works of the salt processing plant.
The boats on the beach could tell a few stories too! I so enjoyed snapping away with my camera and trying to remember all the tips I had last year when I was lucky enough to meet a local photographer.
No menu, just an invitation to try the freshest fish. The catch of the day. Simply cooked and delicous. We have bookmarked it for another day as we were already planning to go out in the evening.
The perfect place for a cold drink though.
A small beer was very welcome and we sat and chatted away with nothing else to do but enjoy ourselves and put our little bit of world to rights.
There are various hides in the area which provided cool shelter
Ceramic plaques showing what you may see.
And there are the flamingos. Luckily we took our binoculars because they were not interested in meeting me. I think November is the time when they are more plentiful and stronger in colour. So, we will go back again in the Autumn and see.
Now, Birthdays are special and yesterday I had so many lovely messages.
Calls from our children and family and a Skype from young William.
His card could not be delivered but it made my day.
Before I leave I would like to say a special " Thank You" for all your encouraging comments about The Little Yellow Duck Project. What a wonderful initiative and the is one peeping on my needles right now.
I think the biggest decision will be where to set him free!