A year in the life of one foot in the cave takes a look at this years blog entries, along with any updates and reflections that we thought worth sharing.
Although before I start, I have to be honest and say that It seems far too soon to be doing a review of 2016. I do sometimes wonder where time goes ?
After all, we started discussing an eventual move to Spain back in September 2012 (whilst sitting on an agricultural terrace in Machu Picchu, Peru). Back then, we had set a goal of being in Spain by the end of 2016. We will actually be there in January 2017, but I think that in the grand scheme of things we can overlook a couple of weeks !
Anyway, enough of the waffling … here goes and I hope you enjoy the read 🙂 Continue reading →
What we have not as yet mentioned in any of our blogs, is that just a hop, skip and jump away are a number of beautiful and not too touristy beaches.
As we had our good friends Kes, Sarah and their daughter Charlotte staying with us, what better reason could there be for a road trip to the coast, but with so much choice, where should we go ? Continue reading →
We’ll all booked, in May we shall be returning to Andalucia to see our very own cave house for the first time since the purchase was completed.
It means another overnight flight from Miami to Madrid, then it gets worse as we have a 6 hour layover in Madrid before flying to Granada ! There seem to be no other options, I looked at flying into Malaga and opting for a longer drive but there are no significantly earlier flights. To drive from Madrid just isn’t a realistic option. Maybe its just too early in the season for more regular flights ? The worst part is that I still haven’t broken the news to Josie *gulp* Continue reading →
We may have been leaving Andalucia but weren’t quite ready to leave Spain . Instead we were planning on catching up with friends in Tossa de Mar. A reunion was long overdue, not only had we not seen Giz and Lidia for a couple of years, we had yet to meet Gilda, their 10 month old daughter. Continue reading →
It was an early morning start to our final week on holiday in Andalucia, as I was heading to Almeria airport to pickup my sister who was arriving at 9:30am.
There were lots of wind farms along the way …
as well as an intriguing looking castle sitting alone on a hill on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. I later googled it and found out it was Calahorra Castle – its duly been added to the ‘must visit’ list. Continue reading →
It was already our second week on holiday in Andalucia. My parents were flying from Gatwick to Almeria so we needed to top up on provisions. The plan was to drive the 25 kilometers to Baza, however, passing through the village of Cullar (about half way) we thought we may be able to save both time and fuel and get all we needed there. Continue reading →
Our first week on holiday in Andalucia started off on the right track. We collected our hire car, plugged the route to Galera into the GPS and hit the road. All but the last 25 kilometers were on motorways, the roads were in great condition and literally empty of traffic, making the drive a painless experience. Continue reading →
On September 3rd we head off to cave country, known as ‘El Altiplano de Granada’, to both check out the area and to go cave house hunting in Andalucia !
Our flights have been booked with American Airlines. (not our favourite airline but we collect the air miles). We will be flying from the Turks and Caicos Islands to Miami to Madrid to Granada. That means 3 flights, 19 hours of airport/flying time and a 5 hour time difference (phew). Continue reading →