Day 8-11 Continued along the picturesque coast which took me North to Alicante that had everything I guy could ask for and then on to Valencia another gem of a city with great food and outstanding monuments and buildings. Vamos el Sureste de Espana!
Moto Day 8-9 - Almeria to Alicante via Aguilas coastal route (300 km) On less than a desired amount of sleep I set out for Alicante in the hot sun. Almeria to Alguilas is as good a coastal route as I've seen in Spain C7R7T3-8V8 except for the traffic slow downs in a few spots. A quick cool down at a road side swimming bay then on to the very warm inland highway route to Alicante C3R8T4V4.
Side Note: Saw a guy riding a moto at 160 km/h in sandals :( WTF!
|Carboneras - Carbon workers|
|If it wasn't for the Carbon plant this town might be busier.|
|Definitely up for a swim.|
A little road sample
|Look at that bridge|
|Just incredible, I took that road to get here|
|GPS hiccup, always interesting|
|I don't see why not|
A little break at this lovely bay South of Aguilas.
|A few of us braved the steep|
access to get down to the beach
Loving my new Fuji XP130, although a little slow for riding shots it's pretty decent for $200 CAD.
|Now the tricky climb back to the highway with road tires|
|Of course I made it|
|Hot and dry|
|Just South of Lorca|
|Tunnel to Lorca|
|A little greener closer to Alicante|
Rolled in to Alicante round 5pm hot and ready for the beach. Went in to an Irish bar to use WIFI to find a place to stay and the owners offered a room in their apartment. Good enough for a night, sort of. Moved to a nice Pension "Central Parke" the next night closer to the action. Thx Adrino.
A little beach time
|Living in the water|
|Castle Santa Barbara in the distance|
|Street festival preparations|
|Some serious boats here|
|More of Castle Santa Barbara|
|Bad Boys Bad Boys|
|Sucks to be in the shade|
Note to self.
|Great idea, like a sushi train for Tapas|
|L'Tablas is great|
|Busy bar zone|
|Can't get enough of the Castle|
Moto Day 10-11 - Alicante to Valencia via Granadilla (200 km) A late start due to rain had me on the road around 2pm, but that didn't effect my plans to stop at the highly recommended Granadilla Beach/Bay. C5-8R7T5V7/8 great curves after I got past Benidorm (the super tourist high rise town). Granadilla to Valencia C3R7/8T6V5, I manage to avoid rain all the way to the hotel "Valencia Suits You".
|Total pit stop look at Gas station|
|Benidorm, wtf Tron building!?|
Riding to Granadilla
|Check out the married couple left|
|Actually pretty comfy|
Looking back to the beach from the floating dock, but not for long as she's pretty bouncy out there. Late night coming back to haunt me...
|Lookout! Jelly Fish|
|All rocks rock!|
|Set to air dry my towel and trunks|
|Appreciating this sign|
Valencia, which is heavily overshadowed by it's neighbour to the North (starts with a B), is a definite stop on any tour of Spain. Two nights around the town...Check it out...
A nice little room at Valencia Suits You with everything you need, but be warned that my room had a ghost...TV, lights and fan would turn on in the middle of the night.
|Good communal area|
|Arriving after 6pm|
|Quite a swallow beach and a lot of |
real estate back to the bars
|Peter Rock - Rock Bar|
|Lucky to be good photo of "Plaza de la Virgen"|
|Side walk parking in Valencia|
|Love Ficus trees|
|Palacio del Marques de dos Aguas|
|Chicken and Seafood Paella|
|A little Park Romance|
|Jonathan's first compensation for|
his street magic
Freshly squeezed to a whole new level.
|Cheaper and easier|
|Alicante Police Moto|
|Wow, you don't find too many people|
with this opinion "Nuke"
Amazing scenery. Love the pictures.
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