photo courtesy of Google images
Thursday dawned bright and we set off for Nerja. Once again MWM and T had poured over the map planning the route. This was a 45minute drive along the motorway.
After an hour on the motorway someone ventured we might be going the wrong way, MWM said he couldn’t find any of the places that were signposted on the route they’d planned! K and I sat quietly in the back of the car until the boys decided they needed to come off the motorway and study the map.
A few minutes later we were sitting in the car on an almost empty industrial estate until MWM and T decided we needed to be heading back the way we came and turn off at a certain point which would head us towards the coast. This is what we did and once off the motorway, heading in the right direction, the scenery was breathtaking. We saw a lot of Spain we wouldn’t have seen had we taken the correct route in the first place, but it did take us four hours to do the 45 minutes journey.
We drove straight through the actual town of Nerja so haven't actually got any photos, hence the use of the Google image above. We came to a place called La Herradura, where we parked on the beach road and went into the nearest restaurant for a very late lunch.
La Sardina Restaurant was right on the beach and we bagged a table right there on the sand, where we had a lovely lunch and a coffee whilst looking out to sea.
After some discussion MWM and T decided they knew how to get back onto the motorway for our return journey and were adamant that it would take only 45 minutes – it did, thankfully, and we got back just in time to shower and change for dinner with four friends of K&T’s who live in the area. Dinner was at their favourite restaurant the Honeypot, Arroyo, which served the most delicious food, the wine flowed freely and the company was superb! You may have guessed by now – it was another late night, God help my liver!
Part 4 coming soon