Fortunately, Kathleen feels that her painful back is on the mend, so, we get the bicycles out and cycle along the coast to Roquetas de Mar Port.
There is a shortcut to the cycle track, from the rear of the campsite, and a then a cycle track which runs along the coast for the three or so miles to Roquetas de Mar.
Roquetas de Mar appears to be a sizeable resort, with lots of bars and eating places. Mondays are "non drinking days" according to Kathleen's new regime to prevent us from developing a drink problem, therefore we settle for apple pie and ice cream at a beach front cafe.
Tuesday 4th March 2014
It would appear we were too optimistic regarding Kathleen's back, today, the problem has returned.
My first task is to go on the scooter to the Supermarket, and, while I am out, to find a Pharmacy and obtain some iBrufen. Mission accomplished, Kathleen is left reading her book and drugged up on iBrufen.
Since I have the (motorcycle) gear on, I decide to check out the route to Almeria, which is on our list of places to visit, when the back is recovered.
The (N340) road is not too busy, which is what I report back, since the plan is to go to Almeria on the scooter.
I do not mention that, for most of the way, the road is cut into the hillside and snakes along with a 20metre (or so) drop into the sea.
After lunch, I take a ride inland on the N391, it turns out to be very spectacular road, I will have to try making a video of it.
I report back that I have been on a ride "up into the hills", too much information is not always a good idea.
We get chatting to one of our German neighbours, he has visited Newcastle (on business, installing packaging machines at Sterling Winthrop). His English is very good, this is because his father was an American soldier (ie he is a product of WW2), and he lived in America until he was 11. He also has some interesting information for Kathleen, he, knows an effective Physiotherapist (here in Roquetas de Mar) who can perhaps help with her back problem.
The two added attractions to Kathleen are:
- the Physiotherapist is cheap (17Euro per session)
- the Physiotherapist is a young man!