14 September 2011 | Almerimar
After yesterday’s excitement we planned a more sedate day for our 24th anniversary.
Ian presented me with a card that he had bought before we left the UK, amazing foresight, while I gave him a card I had made yesterday while he was ensconced in the engine room!
Catching the local bus to El Ejido we then caught a second bus to the town of Almeria about 15 miles down the coast from Almerimar. With waiting the whole journey took about 2 hours!
Failing to find a tourist office we popped into a car hire shop to ask the way and the guy turned into a tourism guide and gave us 2 maps- job done! We had read that the Alcazaba was well worth a visit and rivalled the Alcazaba part of the Alhambra. We were not disappointed, it was a fascinating place and we spent several hours exploring the three different sections. For some reason it was also free to enter which makes it join the list of one of the best value sights!
After rejecting many bars, and finding some Lonely Planet recommendations closed for September, we hit lucky! Some of Sam’s magic must have rubbed off! A lovely tapas lunch with the best seafood tapas we have had since leaving the Rias, surrounded by Spaniards chatting in their usual style!
Dinner at the Club Nautico restaurant that has a terrace that overlooks the marina(and Max!) finished the day beautifully, and I even got given the red rose from the table to take home! Another memorable anniversary and year- thanks Ian!