Posts Tagged ‘Nerja’

Today I went to the Cueva de Nerja, which is fairly near where I am staying. The Caves of Nerja stretch for almost 5 kilometres, and the caverns are one of Spain’s major tourist attractions.

A map of the plan of the caves is below, and a link to the website can be found here. (click on the picture for better quality, and the website also includes photos of various areas).

Map of la Cueva de NerjaI had heard about the caves, and thought they sounded interesting, so decided to go with a group of people. They all paid, and I just slipped in with them.

Me
So here I am inside the caves. I know the picture isn’t great, but it said no photography. Now, I don’t know whether it meant no flash photography, because everyone was taking pictures. Anyway, a dark cave with no flash permitted is a bit annoying.

Cueva de Nerja

And here are some of the photos I took. It was a really beautiful place, and if you are passing it, I suggest you have a look around (although alternatively there is a virtual tour on the website, which is really cool).

Peace,
Cowie

I took some pictures recently and, looking back on them, they seem rather unnecessary and just like a typical tourist – I mean, I took a picture of a POST BOX.

Post Box

I found it rather interesting, and felt the need to have a closer look.

Post Box

But it’s sort of acceptable and understandable because post boxes are red where I live, not yellow! How exciting are yellow post boxes?

Haha,
Cowie

Hello fellow bloggers and friends,

Today I ate some paella (vegetarian, of course 🙂 ) and y’know, it was nice.

Pealla

EDIBLE! Just thought I’d share that with you. Lovely!

Hope you are all having a nice time,
Cowie.

Recently, I have enjoyed looking at the moon. I have taken pictures when I went camping and this evening in Spain, when the sky looks particularly interesting.

The only problem is that my camera ain’t great, so although it can zoom quite well, the quality isn’t very good.

But I quite like the pictures I have taken.

Moon

This one is the one I took when I went camping. I quite liked the position of the moon through the trees, so chose to take a photograph of it.

Moon
Then recently in Spain, there have been many clouds in the sky. The moon here is full, which is rather exciting as well.

Cowie 🙂

Last year when I came to Spain, I spent a long time collecting the ‘Gracias por su visita’ serviettes from restaurants and cafés. This year I came across one and the memories came flooding back. I’ve been keeping an eye out for them, but have only come across two so far 😦

Serviettes
But at least I’ve found some!!

Thrilling, eh?

Cowie

Today I mastered swimming *cue applause*.

Paddling
I gradually lowered myself into the cold water, with the security of wearing my armbands and sitting in the rubber ring.

Armbands
Then I removed the ring and was very happy because I floated. I practised swimming with the armbands, but wanted to challenge myself to see if I could swim without them.

Swimming
And I could! I am enormously proud of myself.

Relaxing
So I spent today relaxing in the water. I don’t fear water any more!

The only thing I hate is drying off – I got out of the pool two hours ago and am still soaking wet and freezing. BRRRR!

Cowie

 

I have previously overcome my fear of swimming in deep water – I used to find it terrifying because a little toy cow like me can easily fill with water, sink and drown. But I, at one point, mastered swimming and feared it no longer. Nevertheless, when I came on this holiday, got into my swimming trunks and went to dive in, I found that my old fears had returned and I didn’t want to touch the water.

I went into town and purchased a lilo, mini swimming pool, armbands and rubber ring. As I returned to the pool, I found that I feared the water less – these would let me float.

Swimming
Unfortunately, even with the armbands on, I could not bring myself to swim.

Paddling Pool
But I went on the pool in the paddling pool. It felt more secure and floated well on the water. I feel proud of myself for getting so close to the water.

I’ll try again tomorrow to go swimming properly. It’s strange how things like this can change in a year. Last year, I used my inflatable raft but could also swim without it.

Cowie