Over the weekend we’d walked further along the Mar Menor where we discovered an Observation Point out to the salinas (salt marshes). It’s only about half an hour walk from the campsite and they have created a boardwalk towards the end so you’re not walking along the beach.
Today we decided to go exploring and our first port of call was the above salinas as we wanted to catch on camera the Flamingos. There are about six to eight of them and their colouring is beautiful.
Then we rode into Cabo de Palos using the back roads (usually you ride in on the sliproad that runs parallel with the dual carriageway – very safe but not the prettiest route) and went down to the harbour. It is a lovely place to just go, sit and watch the sea. There are quite a few restaurants and cafe bars along the harbour of varying menus and prices so there is something there for everyone.
Along with the fishing boats using the harbour to land their catch, there is invariably a fisherman on shore quietly going about the serious business of trying to catch their dinner! The chap there this day had come on a very fine motorbike of the Harley Davidson persuasion – very nice!
Having called in at the local supermarket in Cabo de Palos we returned home the same way, with views looking out across the sun-kissed Mar Menor.