Home time

Well today, it is time to fly home.  We have a late afternoon flight so the morning has been spent with Sharon cleaning the apartment and me catching up on work. The work should have taken perhaps half an hour, but took almost two 😦

My brothers departed on Sunday last and after some adventures arrived home safely. They missed Malaga airport and had a tur of Malaga itself before finally finding the hire car return car park. Then then had trouble with their boarding cards – that seems to be a Ryanair problem; if you print from the site it misses part of the bar code, so you have to download a pdf file and print that!

On Saturday, it was the Virgin del Carmen festival in Los Boliches. The festival is held in seaside towns (usually old fishing towns) up and down the Spanish coast on July 16th every year. We’d spent the day in Malaga, then came into Los Boliches for dinner in Meson Salvador, which is situated on the procession route. We were lucky to get the last big table.

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Despite the capacity crowd of diners, staff were able to keep up the pace, to stir the happy atmosphere and to serve us with delicious hot (where necessary) and cold (where necessary) food and drink. The six of us had a variety of dishes, mine was the Iberican Cheeks (I can’t remember the Spanish name) and my wife had Ox tail (rabo de toro) – both were superb. Both fell apart at the touch of our forks and tasted divine.

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The crowds here to see the Virgin’s procession were huge and steadily converged close to the port of Fuengirola, where we gave up and came home. In future, it would be good to eat in Los Boliches, but to return to the apartment in time to see the fireworks down the coast – which we missed due to coming away.

The girls spent the day shopping in Malaga, but Peter, Andrew and I first walked up to the castle and then around it. We then had lunch in the backstreets before taking a ride on the Malaga ‘EYE’ and a walk around the port.

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