As the weather has improved we ventured along the narrow stretch of land they call “The Strip” – 18 km of land that forms the Mar Menor (the little sea, that looks like a lake and is fantastic for wind/kite surfing)
Along the way there are marker points advising you of how far you’ve come and the attractions within that kilometre. At the moment it seems very quiet, almost a ghost town in some places but we guess it will be absolutely heaving in the summer.
After the 18km marker, you then have to go over a very steep bridge to get to the end which becomes a type of roundabout with clusters of houses all around. Below is a picture of the bridge but I had to run up it and check that is was a complete bridge, as from the other side it could quite easily be something that plunged into the sea! Then Dean rode over it and off we went exploring again.
There are large salinas (salt marshes) around the edges and you have no protection from the wind. The picture below (right) that advertises a new development being built gives a better idea of the area.
Although the strip of land is heavily built upon, you are able to glimpse some of the natural beauty of the place. Views out to sea with boats moored, quietly bobbing about in the calm waters. It would have been really beautiful if it had been left alone…but then we wouldn’t have come so every cloud!