The weather forecast was accurate for once and the sun did indeed come out on Thursday! Thursday 10th April, that is. Yes, this post is looong overdue and I’m so sorry! I promise to be better with posting going forward. I know I’ve promised that before, but I really mean it.
You’re allowed to tell me off if I skip posting for a week.
Anywho, it was sunny and we were in Spain. There was only really one thing to do… we went to the beach.
San Javier has some of the clearest waters I’ve ever seen.
A vast expanse of emerald and turquoise hues, the ocean is so beautiful that local geniuses even put up railings with steps into the sea every few hundred yards, turning it into one massive natural swimming pool.
The weather finally brightened a little and we raced out to the neighbouring city of Murcia to admire its historic sights and gothic architecture.
Apologies for the photo quality of that one ^, again was busy taking photos on my iPhone before realising this place really deserved some proper beauty snaps.
So, first day out in Spain… We had no idea where to go, what to do, what to eat (we were seriously disorganised. My parents decided to go on the holiday then demanded I do all the research, despite me having a full time job and erm, no time to research). We decided to wing it.
We drove to Cartegena, found somewhere to eat (ish) that was open, had relatively decent ratings on Google and was close (ish) to where we were trying to head (ish). They didn’t speak English and we didn’t speak Spanish. This was obviously going to turn out well.
After battling with the menu we managed to order…
Clockwise from top left: tiny, slimy eel – whole, eyes and all with pickled onions and prawns | green goop (supposedly avocado mush), crumbled hard-boiled egg droppings with prawns | potato salad, anchovies and olives. View Full Post