We left the flat countryside of San Pedro del Pinitar where the coastal sands meet the Mar Menor, and the shallow water’s of the inland sea. Here the mountains pop up almost vertically from the wide flat expanses where fruit trees grow amid dusty, stony soil. Golf urbanizations built for visitors line the coastal areas.
Soon before us are a craggy range of mountains, and isolated homesteads. Spain has half the inhabitants of the UK but is twice the size. Then for many miles the motorway winds through a mixture of small dusty towns and varied countryside.
Once Albacete is left behind Rhoda is the next large urbanization. Madrid was easily passed with the aid of the sat nav. and the landscape flattened once again with patches of forest along the way.
Eventually before us on the horizon were a range of snow-capped mountains. Here we pulled of the road into a very pretty village, la Cabrera. They must have a lot of visitors in the summer, possible from Madrid, as the whole village seemed to be catering for visitors, restaurants cafe’s and Hotels. We stayed at the delightful Hotel Mavi.
Next morning we were surprised to find the temperature was only 7 degrees, as the day before it had been 26 degrees, however we were in the mountains north of Madrid, sometimes driving through the clouds as the misty vapour encircled us..
We passed through a succession of mountainous areas which were very picturesque, some were covered in dense forest but as we neared the coast the land became greener with more broad-leaf trees and looked more like England, with fields of rape seed.
So pulling into Balboa ferry port we enjoyed the last few hours on Spanish soil. This was the end of wintering in the sun until the autumn when we will return to our house in Spain. What made us choose to winter in the sun? We had experienced enough cold wet icy winters and decided to change our lifestyle, so with the help of my online business, we experienced our first winter in Spain, which was delightfully warm and pleasant.
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Begin part-time and decide if working online is what you are looking for. Affiliate marketing is suitable for most people who are determined to succeed and are prepared to invest time and effort. You may be pleased to know only basic computer skills are required to start as you can soon learn other skills.