Los Alcázares, Spain

Tuesday, November 23, 2015

We are in Los Alcázares, a small coastal spa town on the south west corner of Spain.  It is on the Mar Menor, or little sea, which is Europe’s largest salt water lagoon. This ‘little sea’ is 20 square kilometres and is separated from the Mediterranean sea by an 18 km long spit of land called the La Manga Strip which keeps it 2 to 4 degrees warmer than the Mediterranean Sea.  Not that it matters to us as we are not going swimming this time of the year!

You can see the La Manga Strip in the distance.  It looks as though the high rise apartments are floating on the water.  I am convinced that a big wave would wash right over this spit of land and have no urge to go visit.

Today is a quiet day.  I rest and Bob goes for a walk to explore the town and the beach. This seems to be the routine we have settled into after a travel day.

Our Airbnb apartment is very nice and we decide to extend our stay by one day so we do not have to travel on Bob’s 65th birthday.


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