Saturday, 4 March 2017
Walking the almond orchards from Calig
Camping l'Orangeraie, as it is further inland than our usual coastal bases which we hoped would give us different walking opportunities. Admittedly we are still less than a half hour drive away from the coast, but very few truly inland campsites are open in Spain in the winter unless they service large towns and cities. Camping l'Orangeraie opened on the 5th of February this year and is slowly filling up now we are in to our second week here. Interestingly, and perhaps because it is a French-owned site(?), there have been absolutely no Spanish people staying here. We are mostly Dutch with a few Germans, French, British and Belgians. I was surprised how happy I felt wandering into Recepcion on the spur of the moment yesterday to ask about staying longer. Not so much because we're staying another week on this beautiful campsite, but because I just knew the French phrases and responses I needed to converse. For a couple of minutes I felt fluent!!