Cabo de Gata #2, Almería, Spain 10/13

December 3, 2013

Moving up the coast a bit, we came to the town of Agua Amarga with a huge parking lot right on the beach, open to RV travelers. It was one of the nicer swimming beaches we had seen with sandy bottom and water that was still not icy. Just up the beach were rinse-off showers. We found a little supermarket where we could stock up on fruit and vegetables. It sort of had the feeling of some of the old fishing towns in Mexico where one could sit on a veranda and sip a cold beer, or in this case, a “cafe con leche”.

The free camping area of Agua Amarga was less than 100 yards from the water.

The free camping area of Agua Amarga was less than 100 yards from the water.

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Our outdoor shower came in handy for washing sand off our feet before climbing back into the camper.

Our outdoor shower came in handy for washing sand off our feet before climbing back into the camper.

The little town of Agua Amarga was a friendly place, reminiscent of some beach towns along Mexico's Pacific coast.

The little town of Agua Amarga was a friendly place, reminiscent of some beach towns along Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Cafés along the beach were inviting in the afternoon for a cold beer or a cafe con leche.

Cafés along the beach were inviting in the afternoon for a cold beer or a cafe con leche.

The local mini-supermarket gave us a chance to stock up on vegetables.

The local mini-supermarket gave us a chance to stock up on vegetables.

Several hiking trails had been carved into the sides of the mountains.

Several hiking trails had been carved into the sides of the mountains.

Just over the ridge from our camp on the beach we found some interesting tide pools and rock formations.

Just over the ridge from our camp on the beach we found some interesting tide pools and rock formations.

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Moving a few of these rocks around was good exercise.

Moving a few of these rocks around was good exercise.

The water of the Mediterranean was shockingly clear, something like the aqua green of a swimming pool.

The water of the Mediterranean was shockingly clear, something like the aqua green of a swimming pool.

 

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