Tag Archives: Costa Tropical

What’s Mel Been Working On?

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Mel has been doing quite a bit of sculpture work whilst we’ve been travelling, and here is an image of one piece, taken on the beach on the Costa Tropical. There are a number of other pieces but I don’t have the images to hand at the moment. I will endeavour to post some more shortly. As Mel is returning… Read more »

Goodbye Sea, Hello Hills – The Road to Granada

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A Wonderfully Craggy Valley, near Otivar, Andalucia

An unexpected gale leads to a sleepless last night on the Costa Tropical, but the following days drive north through to Alpajurras hills towards Granada is a striking combinations of vertiginous mountain passes and rolling plains with the Sierra Nevada as a backdrop.

Wild Camping Survival Guide

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Paragliders Circling the Beach at Salobreña, Costa Tropical

Wild camping is quite acceptable if you don’t mind things that go woof in the night, and cycling with your chemical toilet (or comically long arms). And watch out for soft ground. And make sure your inverter is working properly. And don’t get your blog hacked at the same time. Other than that, piece of cake!

Wildcamping in Salobreña

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Snow on the Sierra Nevadas, as seen from Salobreña on the Costa Tropical

Just a short hop along the coast today for a change of scene. The camping at Castillo de Baños was actually quite fine, but only if you were happy to sit in a deck chair all day, or have the means to wander further afield, i.e. a car. You could have taken the bikes out, but it was either a… Read more »