Sunday, 12 September 2010

Murcian magic

Much as we love Olvera, we haven't had a real extended holiday away since we came to live here over three years ago. So we were really pleased to take the opportunity of spending a whole week at our friends Jim and Pauline's villa in Camposol, near to Mazarron in the province of Murcia.
We left Olvera on the Monday morning, driving north in the early hours past Granada and onwards toward Almeria and Murcia.

Arriving at just after 11am, our first thought was to test the water and get into the inviting private swimming pool but more mundane tasks such as unloading the car took priority. Five minutes later however, we were bathing in the warm pool, looking forward to a very pleasant week.

The villa is situated on an "urbanización" about twenty minutes or so from the "Bahia de Mazarron" on the Mediterranean coast.

"No way I'm getting out".

Me neither. It was fantastic.

Just to prove that we didn't spend all our time in the pool, here are a few pictures of the scenery around the small pueblo of Bolnuevo, about twenty minutes drive away.

A prominent feature of the village are its sand sculptures, formed over millions of years of wind and water erosion.
Further along the coast is Puerto de Mazarron, a beautiful town with great beaches and a vibrant port area with many varied bars and restaurants.

Apart from the attractions of the coast, there are also places to visit in the nearby mountains.

Pictured here is the medieval village of Aledo, perched on a rocky outcrop high above the bustling town of Totana.

We had a brilliant week and have really appreciated the opportunity to visit another part of Spain, thanks to Jim and Pauline.
If you fancy your own place in the sun, more details and pictures of the villa, which is for sale, can be found here and here.

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