We left Alicante on 15th May and sailed the 35miles to Altea. We arrived at 18.30 and after a quick drink in a local bar had an early night. The following day we walked up to the old town. If Judith had the opportunity to purchase a property anywhere, she says, this would probably be the place! We climbed up the cobbled narrow streets, with occasional glimpses of the sea, to the village square at the top of the hill. The church of “Our Lady of Solace” is prominent in the square with picturesque blue & white domes and tiled glazed ceramics. There are a number of quaint restaurants around the square some with amazing views out to sea. Pretty town houses of all shapes and sizes line the steets and most have beautiful views of the bay.
check out the name of this restaurant….very apt!
Looking down on the Marina from Old Town Altea.
We returned to Money Penny after our walk and left the Marina at 12.30pm to head the 14 miles to Moraira where we had arranged to meet more of our Pembrokeshire friends! Facebook is sometimes a great tool for us to keep tracks on those friends that are holidaying near to us. Judith had noticed that friends, Sarah & Derek were in Javea for a family wedding. They had their car with them so we contacted them and arranged to meet in Moraira (only a 20 min drive for them) on the evening of the 16th. We had G & T’s onboard and then a fabulous meal and a catch up in a local restaurant. Our plan was to leave early the following day for Ibiza so unfortunately it was an early night for us but we enjoyed the short time we had together and will certainly catch up again when we return to Wales next time.
On the 17th May at 6.20 am we departed Moraira Marina and made our way Eastward towards the party island!