6 th day Fuengirola and Malaga
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6th day , Fuengirola and there is torrential rain , i will not come here in february again , previously i have been here december or january and thought feb weather would be better , we have not had a single nice weather day . No matter , one has to make the most of things we went to cafe california 7 for brekka and got 2 x veggie breakfast , 2 x mug of coffee for Euro 22, and read the papers , which cost about Euro 2.2 i think that is about 4 x uk price.There are very few people brave enough to come out this morning , i went back to our apartment and my colleague went to see to the car ,he was away ages (with his golf umbrella) and he returned drenched , looking as though he had been wading in the sea up to his waist , i smile to myself :-) .Malaga a bit later to meet some people we know .
The roads are awash and passing cars throw up a spray like a speed boat would , i dont care , i keep smiling at the thought of my golf pal cursing about the rain , it is also still windy , i have seen umbrellas blown inside out .
Many of the sidewalks here are a kind of marble tile and pretty slippery in the wet .
We drive to Malaga on the E15/AP7 road and do not really look around the place , it is a port , the port area seems a bit bleak and withy some building work going on , many of the central area roads are pretty narrow and with difficulty we find an underground carpark which charges us Euro 5.4 for about 3 hours .
The trip back at about 17:30 is thru rush-hour and most cars are going the opposite way , part of the journey is like literally driving thru low clouds.
We are packing up and leaving in the morning , have to return the car at the airport before we checkin .
We left early for the airport and returned the car to eurorental and had expected some delays with them because when collecting it we did not have a 'voucher' and had to pay again , we hoped to reverse this and get a refund but that will have to be taken up later .
We were therefore ready at the airport earlier than expected and checked in at about 10:00 for a 12:25 flight Thomsonfly to gatwick airport uk .there was a short thundertorm whilst we waited .The flight was delayed until 13:40 and it actually took off at about 13:50 and it was a 2hr 20 min flight .We only found out during the flight that there has been delays (fog ??) at gatwick , which had made our flight late .
the entire trip cost about £520 ..that is airport carparking , flight, car rental , fuel ,apartment , golf and all food and drink .I didnt buy any momentos .
This has been my first blog , it needs rearranging and some of the pics are out of sequence (the pic rearrange tool donna worka on this pc).
that can be done later .
blog end ..i will do a little review of Mijas in a few days .