A Walk Around Malaga

Name of walk A Walk Around Malaga
Date of walk 2012-09-15

Next stop is Malaga in Andalucia.

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Our ship always docked just after dawn. I was usually up and watching the Captain's careful manoeuvres and catching the sunrise.

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At Malaga our view of the port was blocked by the Royal Caribbean ship "Adventure of the seas". Their ship is bigger than ours, with more facilities, more luxuriant and heaps more expensive. I hate them already!

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The town is just a hop and a skip away. The lighthouse marks the exit from the main port.

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Some nice sailing vessels are in port.

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We head for the Alcazaba which dates from the 11th century. It is on a hill so we should get some good views out.

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Our little boat is behind that big one!

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Mudejar ceiling.

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Tom in the rose garden.

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It is a warm 33C.

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The Teatro Romano was accidentally discovered in 1951. Excavated and restored it is now used as a venue for outdoor entertainment.

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We now head for the Gibralfaro....up there on the hill ahead. Another climb in the hot sunshine!

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The great views compensate for the climb.

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Close up of the bullring.

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The viewpoint on the way up.

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The ramparts of the Gibralfaro. The castle was last used in 1936 during the civil war.

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Tom taking in the view.

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Looking back down on the Alcazaba below..

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The cathedral

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It was a hot day so in the afternoon we headed to the nearby beach for a swim.

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Some of us preferred a good book!

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The bow wave of the ship provided a constant fascination for dolphins, and they would play in it for hours.

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Sunset over Andalucia.

Another interesting day!
Jo.
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