14.06.2013 - 16.06.2013 30 °C
Having figured out the buses we successfully made it to Alicante!!
We thought we would be organised and headed straight to the train station to figure out our options for getting to Barcelona later in the week, before heading off to explore Castillo de Santa Barbara...
...however, half way up a very steep hill which we thought had the castle on top we turned around and realised our actual destination was on the opposite side of town!
A short bit of navigating our way through some winding side streets and we finally made it to the beautiful Castillo de Santa Barbara and it's stunning views out over the Mediterranean Sea
A weekend in La Nucia and around
Saturday morning we all had a little lay-in before heading to Albir to wander around Sarah & Paul's old neighbourhood and for a good old English breakfast just 2 Euro's. It was then off to Mercadona to buy supplies for the BBQ Sarah and Paul were throwing for some friends and neighbours, a massive shopping trolly full later we headed back to prepare.
The BBQ was great with everyone enjoying the food and getting on really well before we got treated to a spot of magic from one of their guests who was a retired Magician who used to perform in Benidorm!
Once everyone had gone home and we finished tiding up, we had a few drinks we headed out to see what La Nucia had to offer for the night, we ended up having more food in a lovely bar, with very "exotic" pictures on the walls!
Sunday saw another lazy start to the day before we headed up to Fonts de l'Algar, a beautiful natural spring and waterfall where we relaxed and went for a (very brief) swim in the freezing waters. All of this fun made us al very sleepy so we ended up having a 3 hour siesta back home before Paul cooked a gorgeous home-made Paella!
Before we knew it our week with Sarah and Paul was over and it was time to say our emotional goodbyes before heading off to Barcelona!!