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UKs Foul February Floods

Without doubt, the vast majority of
the Costa Blanca’s Brits will have been watching the TV news, or listening to
the radio, to determine the UKs worst hit areas. Most will have an association
of some kind with the Thames Valley, with the West Country, or with Wales.

To say we wished we were with you,
helping to fill up sand bags would be a whopping lie. Of course, there is
measureless sympathy with the plight of all those knee deep in water, with
property floating around the lounge. Of course, we understand that it must be
extremely depressing to have rain falling every day from grey/black skies,
without a single ray of sunshine to be seen.

But then, go to any café in Moraira
for a cup of coffee, and fellow coffee guzzlers will confess to being delighted
at no longer being located in the UK. They reckon they are blessed to be away
from all the problems you are experiencing. The temperature forecasts here in
Teulada Moraira for the final days of February are 14°, 18° and 16°. OK, that’s
not paddling/diving in the sea weather, but it does allow you to go for a walk
in a T shirt and light sweater. There are plenty of pleasant beach walks too.
Behind the fine sands and crystal clear waters of El Portet Beach is a long
walkway hosting 2 cafes offering morning coffee and a pleasant light lunch.
Then towards Moraira, near the entrance to Club Nautico, you’ll come across
Portixol Cove. It’s crystal clear waters make it perfect for diving and
fishing. In fact, Teulada Moraira can proudly point out that all its beaches,
spread along 8 km of coast, have been awarded the Blue Flag by the European
Union. Additionally, they have been granted ISO9001 (Certificate of Quality
System) and ISO 140001 (Environmental Management). These awards stem from
cleanliness, unbeatable water quality, and numerous convenient services and
activities available.

Continue walking south, and you’ll
probably hear shouts from the "Lonja” – the fish auction held every weekday
from 10.00am. Then, just by the side of "Castillo” you’ll find L’Ampolla, the
busiest and largest of the town’s beaches, with bars and cafes close at hand..
Go on for a few hundred meters or so and you’ll discover Les Platgetes, two
coves of clear waters that combine sandy and rocky areas, and there’s an
attractive promenade viewpoint, with gardens and a car park.

Your walk will now be interrupted by
cliffs that conceal L’Andrago Cove. Here the rocks and the depth of the
transparent waters make it an ideal place for diving and fishing. An attractive
viewpoint dominates the cove, and makes it one of the areas most photographed
stretches of coast.

The going continues to be rugged,
and reaches its highest point at Punta de L’Estrella. It’s called this since
its shape resembles the arm of a starfish. On the other side you’ll reach and
find Cap Blanc Cove. It’s the least well known of all the coves mentioned, but
it’s well worth a visit. Access from the Moraira/Calpe road is good, but it
would be sensible to park and proceed to the point on foot.

There are no destructive waves
crashing down on the beaches, so you may prefer to spend some time at sea. If
so, sailing or boat tours are available, along with outings in kayaks. If you
like sea spray in your face, then a few hours on a jet ski are easily arranged.

If you’ve had your fill of grey skies and rain, then
why not join us in Teulada
Moraira
. Of course, to categorically promise no rain would be dishonest,
but it’s not likely to fall for long.

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Posted by on 03/02/2014 13:06:00

Autumn and Winter in Moraira

Ooooh, lovely! Autumn has arrived in Moraira. We all love the hot summer months, and the town and beaches bustling with happy holidaymakers, but take a look at these photos of Moraira in Autumn and you will appreciate why the Costa Blanca appeals to so many people as a holiday get-away, or retirement home, throughout the year.

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn brings plenty of sunny days, warm enough to sunbathe, enjoy lunch or coffee outside on the seafront, or take a leisurely stroll along some of Moraira´s many lovely tree-lined boulevards, sea-side promenades and beaches. You could even take a dip in the Med if you’re feeling a bit brave – lots of people do swim in the sea throughout the year.

You know that Autumn is on its way before the leaves start to turn, or the summer holidaymakers start to leave. The shop windows are suddenly transformed to display winter boots, warm jackets with fur collars, coats, scarves, hats and woolly jumpers. And we all can’t wait to wear them! It’s a fashion thing ………. In the UK, we wear lots of layers to keep warm. Here in Moraira, we wear lots of layers because it’s stylish, and so we can peel them off when the sun comes out!

The town is much quieter, of course, so you can browse the bargain rails in all the boutiques at your leisure, and maybe pick up that great outfit you saw in the summer at less than half price! You don’t always need to book to get the best table at your favourite restaurant and, because it’s quieter, you will get an even warmer welcome – the restaurants in Moraira really appreciate their winter customers, when business can be a bit slack for them.

Avda De La Paz, Moraira

Avda De La Paz, Moraira

Some of the trees lose their leaves in Autumn, like these along Avenida de la Paz in Moraira. We call these “the trees that hold hands”, as their branches are being trained to meet in the middle and provide a lovely canopy of shade in the summer. But there’s still lots of colour and interest around the town and in our gardens–oranges and lemons are ripe on the trees, and how about this poinsettia? It’s 4 metres tall, and its timing is perfect every year, with these lovely red bracts appearing at the beginning of December in time for Christmas. The strelizia (bird of paradise) flowers are in full bloom in my garden, and the bougainvillea, and the geraniums.

Autumn Flowers

Autumn Flowers

And now I’m off to Iceland – the supermarket, that is, which has just opened in nearby Benissa! Must stock up on a few Christmas essentials that I can’t get in Moraira or nearby Javea, like the extra wide foil for the turkey and some real, fresh, double cream. No, I definitely won’t be buying any turkey twizzlers!!

Enjoy the pictures taken Dec 2007

Feliz Navidad !

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Moraira Beach

Moraira Beach

Moraira Castle

Moraira Castle

Sally

Sally!

Sea Front Towards Marina

Sea Front Towards Marina

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Moraira El Portet

Moraira El Portet

Ifach Rock

Ifach Rock

Many Thanks to Ali for this post

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Posted by on 12/17/2007 17:58:00