|The scene from our hotel at Manchester Airport prior to our departure the following day!!!|
|Moonrise over Ibiza. A view from our apartment...|
|....and another shot of the same event.|
We had decided that we would escape the rigours of an English winter by visiting, for the whole of February, the only area of Spain that we hadn't visited before, the Costa Blanca.
|Calpe and the Penon de Ifach (known as the northern rock by the Romans to distinguish it from the southern rock of Gibraltar)|
Alas, initially the weather was cold, in fact Valencia along the coast to the north had a fair covering of snow on our second or third day and I opened the front door on the day in question to a few snowflakes fluttering down.
|Cycling team in training with Parcent in the distance.|
|The almond blossom was out in the Jalon Valley.|
|Waiting for our 8 euro five course meals in the village hall at Parcent!|
|Moraira Marina with Calpe and Ifach in the distance.|
|El Portent and beach, our favourite.|
|Climbing towards the summit of the Cap de la Nau.|
|Dawn from our bedroom balcony.|