“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Day 63 – 6th July – Monday. Vilajoyosa.

Had a morning swim in the sea, followed by a quick rinse off with our solar shower and got back on the road again. We followed the coast north passing Alicante and the concrete tangle of high rise blocks and hotels and stopped at Vilajoyosa just south of Benidorm. Found another perfect beach with toilets, a bar and quiet parking area overlooking the sea. Spent the afternoon on the beach reading before a few cold ones at the bar and ‘home’ for dinner. We found another bar on the town’s main beach after dinner, where the barmaid was a total Kylie Minogue fan. I don’t think I can name a Kylie song that she didn’t play. Ant astounded me with his lightening fast ‘name that tune’ abilities as we sank a couple more beers on the beach.

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