Monday, October 23, 2023

A Spanish sea trip

 Good morning, dear Blogger friends. Thank you for your comments, even though I have been absent.

The road trip over, once back in Fuengirola, we were then treated to a trip on the harbor. 

Fuengirola is a city on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia, in the center of the southern Spain coast. (Phew, that's a mouthful!)  The city has its origins in Phoenician, Roman and Moorish civilizations. Today it is a major tourist center with more thank 8km /5 miles, of wide beaches with a subtropical Mediterranean climate.

Driving us to Benalmadena bay, Rose booked us on a luxury day cruiser. All around us were luxury yachts moored and waiting for their owners to take them out of a weekend. 

After the first mate had given us the regulatory safety demonstration, the captain fired the engines, and we headed out to sea. 

The claim to fame of these seagoing tours, is to show visitors the dolphins, which are always prolific. However, that day, although we were out at sea, and could drink in the beautiful city, sparkling in the sunshine behind us, the dolphins were most elusive that day.
Me sister, Rose and I aboard the tour boat

We South Africans were not fazed at all, as when we get to the sea back home, we see dolphins. Often! 

After an hour, we turned around and headed for home. The crew was most apologetic that we'd not seen any dolphins. To keep the passengers entertained, the captain called the small children, one by one, and allowed them to "steer" the ship. Their proud mums leapt up and took photos for the family holiday album.

As we three ladies were seated just behind the cabin, I never realized that I, (granny on the ship) would be next in line. The captain took me by the hand and seated me at the controls. 

I'd watched the captain showing the children to pose with a hand on the hip and look back at mama. To his obvious delight, I did the same! 

Back at Rose' apartment, Celia and I enjoyed the sunshine at the pool while Rose prepared lunch.

A Continental feast; the perfect end to a perfect morning 



  1. you look so beautiful, with hand on hip. he is laughing hard. I love the view from Roses home. truly the adventure of a liftime..

  2. A beautiful day to be out on the water. Glad you are enjoying yourself with your sister.

  3. Rosemary Swinbourn07 November, 2023 19:21

    Great memories Jo...and your beautiful writing abilities brings it all back to life...


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