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Chipiona

09 September 2010
We arrived here two days ago after motoring from Rota as the wind disappeared leaving us sweltering in the heat.

We were in Rota for 3 nights looking around to see if it might be a suitable place to over-winter as several people we have met raved about how good it was but we were not particularly impressed. It is largely a seaside resort but despite many walks around we only found a couple of restaurants and no decent shops nearby. There was a tapas festival one night with music and another night we had a long thunder storm with spectacular forked lightning out at sea which thankfully didn’t come our way.

I like the feel of Chipiona more. Like many Spanish towns you cannot really judge what sorts of shops there are if you go at lunchtime as they are shuttered up. The marina was very quiet after the weekend and although WIFI is available it was not working so we found the local library and used a machine there. We had some good tapas overlooking the sea and then went shopping. There is a good range of food shops including a small supermarket in the town.

On our last night while I was dumping the rubbish I bumped into a couple from our old pontoon in Lagos so we had a pleasant hour or so catching up over a beer or in my case a glass of wine.
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