The site is surprisingly busy, given that it is "out of season".
We get a reasonable spot, but, then find the English couple parked near by (with a better spot) are due to leave in a couple of days, so, we arrange to move into their spot, as soon as they vacate it!
Amazing, we wake to blue skies.
Not cycling country, but, I get out on the scooter, and check out the other potential site at Cabopina, only to decide we should stay where we are.
Kathleen will not venture on the back of the scooter on the A7-N340, (well not yet anyway).
Other vital requirements (ie finding an Orange Shop, to renew my Spanish SIM card, internet time), are a dismal failure, we find two Orange shops, both of which appear to be closed down!
The good news is, unlike Portugal TMN, Orange-Spain have not closed down my SIM card for lack of use, and, have even retained the little credit I had left from last year.
Sure enough, there is a massive sprawl of modern high rise accomadation and "designer" shops, but, the "old town" is surprisingly quaint and well preserved.
In the middle of it all, there is even the remains of a Moorish fort, reputedly built in the 10th century.
In 30 minutes and a bottle of Mexican Corona, (shared between myself and Kathleen), we get a story worthy of Harrison Ford.
- a French Canadian, living in Frankfurt, Germany
- was given a hand out of £250,000 from his father at age 30.
- after heart attack, retired at 40, with an even bigger fortune.
- invested the fortune in gold, which has now increased 1000%
- having retired, he invented various equipment to help the third world
- everything he touches appears to turn into even more money
- plays five musical instruments (when pressed by Kathleen, none were actually named)
- married for the first time at 61
- has three "boats" dotted around the world, all of which, he has built himself
- when he is not sailing, he roams Europe (with his dog) in a campervan
- has been attacked by wild dogs in Romania, once saving his wife and once his dog
- ambushed and shot three times by bandits in Guatemala
- his wife, jets around the world, earning a fortune, as a banker, and helping the needy
You may have guessed from the volume of information imparted, it was not so much a conversation as a monologue.