We are on the Costa del Ahazar, or, in English, the Orange Blossom coast. We are in the sun at last tho’ it has been a bit windy.
There is a good cycle track from Benicarló to Peñíscola and yesterday we cycled the 8km or so along the coast to the old castle and harbour here.
Peñiscola is a fortified harbour; the castle overlooking the port was built by the Knights Templar in the 1200’s.
We stopped for lunch overlooking the harbour and chatted to a friendly couple from Toronto, recently retired from Air Canada, who divide their winters between Spain and Miami. They told us its a little cold in Toronto just at the moment.
There are hints of the current invasion of Brits here and there.
Speeding not allowed on the cycle track.
We cycled back and watched the fishing boats return to harbour in Benicarló.
The site here is English run, very friendly and easy-going. They had put on mixed paella and sangria for supper in the bar that night……very tasty.
These are the last couple of legs on the Spring tour. Today, Thursday, we plan to move inland a few miles.