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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Friends call

Our friend, Claire Morrison, owns a rather splendid looking Mercedes soft top. Claire allows her husband, John, to drive the car from time to time.

As a bit of a trip they decided to use the car to travel from their home in Cambridgeshire to their holiday home in Altea just up the coast from us.

First they travelled from Huntingdon to Portsmouth then they caught the ferry to Bilbao. On the way to Altea they stopped off in Pamplona, Zaragoza, Teruel and Requena.

After a couple of weeks in Altea they packed the car and set off for Cuenca, Toledo, Madrid, Burgos and Madrid.

We saw them a couple of times during their visit but as they set out for the homeward leg of their journey their first stop was here, in Culebrón. They said they wanted to say goodbye. I did notice though that John had left a little space in the tightly packed car and he was very quick to get across to our local bodega and buy 18 bottles of wine.

Two birds, one stone - I wonder?

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