Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A New Post !!!

Its been ages since I wrote up a  post, I'm busy everyday but nothing exciting like when we were travelling.

The Jolly  Green Giant is back in Mojacar, he comes down two or three times a year.  Its an 8WD , converted rocket launcher, the owner  owns a pharmaceutical company in Switzerland , he's a friendly chap, it does a Max of 8 MPG!

Hes not short of a few bob so running costs aren't a problem.

The customs and rescue boats have been busy racing out to rescue refugees coming across from Africa.

It was the lovely Eva's 21st birthday so I took her to a nice beach bar where we had a very long lunch and cocktails. 

This young girl has done so much for me to drag me out of my dark days, which thankfully seem to be well and truly over. 

She is an amazingly mature 21 year old, I owe her big time. 

The weather is absolutely fantastic, still quite hot in the day but much cooler over night. 

Healthwise, I still have strange things going on in my head.

I have stopped drinking for the last three weeks (Apart from cocktail) 

I have cut out coffee and am eating much better.

I have been to the Dr a few times but the strange attacks are still happening so i'm off to see  a Neurologist on 3rd November.

Its a private hospital about one hours drive down the coast, elaine went there a few times, but at least i'm insured so the costs will be zero.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Beach Bar Is Trucked Away

Today was the day my favourite beach bar was taken off the beach as it was the end of the season.  It was quite sad seeing it being trucked away, by the time I walked down there they were on the last container, the other two had been taken away earlier in the morning.  They will bring it all back again Late May.

The last shade umbrella.

Away she goes. 

The lovely view where I spent nearly every afternoon. 

Anika telling customers sorry we are closed today!

The last container strapped up. 


 And its gone.

Farewell Samoa Surf, see you next year.

The strange thing is that the weather is superb, its still hot and sea lovely and warm, but they have to be off the beach on the first week of October.

They remove absolutely everything off the beach, the shower water is turned off, the bins are removed and the wooden walkways taken up.

The good thing is that we can now walk the doggies on the beach again legally, although I took them down in the evening even in the summer.

Its as if someone has turned a switch off in Mojacar, its like a ghost town, I do like it like this though, it will be interesting spotting all the old friends from last year as they arrive for the winter.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Summer is Over.

My old boss from Sydney and his wife stayed in Mojacar for a couple of days, it was a good but short catch up and I am pleased to say he and his wife loved it. They are half way through a mega world tour.

My favourite beach bar (Samoa Surf) is all but gone for the season, tomorrow morning the crane and truck will arrive  and take away the three containers that make up the bar. They are stored up at Anikas and Martins house up in the hills behind Mojacar.

It will all be taken back down to the beach next May.

It really is a strange time of year, the weather is superb, the sea warm but all the major hotels have shut and a lot of bars are getting ready for their end of season parties.  The upside is that the beaches are deserted and there is no problem parking anywhere, although even in the middle of summer it isn't too bad.

The narrowboaters belonging to the MCC (Mojacar Canal Club) start to arrive in the next few days, there will be even more coming down this year, Im guessing 16-20 will be escaping the doom and gloom of the English winter.

Healthwise I went to see the Dr last Thursday, he ordered a blood test to which I have just received the results, I have an appointment with him tomorrow and hopefully he will have an idea of what is going on, all I know is that quite a few of the readings are highlighted and not within the parameters. If I use Mr Google I have heart disease, liver cancer, diabetes to  name but a few so I will wait for the expert translation of the figures. Im hoping for an infection with a course of antibiotics to sort it.  The Dr seems pretty good, most importantly he speaks good English.

The thing that scared Elaine more than anything last year was being in a hospital and not understanding what they are saying, they do supply translators but they cant be with you all the time. I am insured so that will keep the costs down.