17th – 24th July 2017….to Spain..



A week at Punta Mongo to celebrate Judy’s 80th Birthday…she is F’s sister. I met family and friends  I hadn’t met before which was great ( Oswaldo and Oswaldito from Tenerife were lovely ), as were the various boyfriends and girlfriends. Oswaldo told us he was a dab-hand at the barbecue, so we let him loose….

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It was nice to relax but it was interesting that the Brits (F, me, David and Jennifer) felt a little overwhelmed in the presence of so many people particularly at meal times….


well we just aren’t used to so many people at once! Here big Judy and little Judy are examining presents…


Here is F relaxing in our favourite spot..


The pool was as inviting as usual….a discovery for me was that this is a mulberry tree with some very nice fruit on it….



The views were as spectacular as usual (if a little blocked by greenery). A shot I have taken hundreds of times….



One of the best things as usual was the walk down the steps to collect our breakfast (fresh bread, or similar and fresh orange juice).


Other meals were cooked by our family..


and we had at least one pollo a laste..


Some walks were included…here along the promenade at L’Escala with a view of the Punta..20170719_180936 2.jpg


David was his usual too adventurous self jumping off the top at the rocky beach…



But we didn’t worry too much as can be seen…


The Birthday meal itself was memorable in a lovely location on a finca with olive groves and vines and beautiful gardens (which we were told went down to the sea….we will look next time). Not the least adding to our enjoyment was the fact that because of a slip-up in table location (which didn’t bother us one whit) we had free wine for the night…not plonk but decent stuff. We certainly availed ourselves readily.



David and Jennifer tried the very expensive but very exciting jet skis and thoroughly enjoyed it…


although Jennifer was slightly disappointed I didn’t get any better shots of them (with my phone?!)


One evening Judy treated us to a wine tasting and musical evening in the old salt warehouse in L’Escala…..much enjoyed.


All in all a terrific break and a memorable Birthday (we hope…)








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