Costa Blanca #1, Spain 11/13

December 8, 2013

Cabo de Gata Coast is dotted with numerous deserted coves and beaches, but not all allow camping with self-contained motorhomes. Following a tortuous third-gear highway with numerous hairpins, we climbed over a coastal mountain ridge and descended again to the sea leaving the Nature Park behind us and entering the Costa Blanca region.

We had the coordinates for La Higuerica, but unfortunately it placed the beach out in the middle of the ocean. Hummm! Since we knew it was a short way south of  the town of Aguilas, after a couple of dead ends we found it and followed a dirt track to the prettiest little cove and beach we had seen thus far. It was no secret. There were at least a dozen snowbirds from all over Europe parked when we arrived.

Birds of a feather flock together and we soon made friends with several Brits headed for Morocco in their four-wheel-drive expedition trucks. Actually one of the girls was Swiss so Monika had a good time chatting in her own language.

Our first night there was tainted by a horrendous windstorm with blowing sand and dust. Certainly made us glad we were not in a pop-up camper. If we had been, we would’ve had to put the top down. In the morning the sky was clear. The calm water was much colder than our last camp. We took a quick dip just to make sure and then returned to our camper for a hot shower.

In the evening, we all sat together and swapped travel stories. Similarly, there were other group gatherings, each in a different language: German, Dutch, Swedish, Belgian and French. We would have loved to stay a little longer but our camper batteries were still low and we were out of water. Off we went in search for another pretty place along the Costa Blanca.

The third-gear serpentine highway over a coastal mountain ridge was a work of engineering.

The third-gear serpentine highway over a coastal mountain ridge was a work of engineering.

The little Cove of La Higuerica was the prettiest we had seen along this coast.

The little Cove of La Higuerica was the prettiest we had seen along this coast.

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This part of the Costa Blanca Coastline is dotted with numerous coves and beaches.

This part of the Costa Blanca Coastline is dotted with numerous coves and beaches.

We met several Brits headed for Morocco. It was tempting to join them.

We met Daniela (Swiss) and Kevin and other Brits headed for Morocco. It was tempting to join them.

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Another amazing sunset over Spain with the Mediterranean to our backs.

Another amazing sunset over Spain with the Mediterranean to our backs.

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