I know it has been a bit quiet on the blog lately. It is because I have had a few doubts about it. First of all I really disliked all the ads and secondly I wanted to write more about our new adventure PatríaPura. So here we are, the new blog from Patría: http://patriablog.es/
While living in Denmark, November was always the month I feared the most. It gets colder, the countryside bare and dull and the darkness sneaks up on you way too early in the afternoon. Here in Spain November has become one of my favourite months.
In this area there is the huge difference in high season and low season, and November is the month where many aeroplane companies stop their flights for almost 6 months and the number of tourists drops drastically causing a lot of restaurants, hotels and tourists attractions to close down. Us included! We close in November & December every year.
Many ask us where we’re going to spend our holiday. And the answer is off course; HERE! November is a gorgeous month. It’s still quite sunny, the beaches and the roads are almost empty. The weather is perfect for hiking, cycling, walking the dog on beach, watching our son’s football matches, surfing and 90% of our lunches this month we have enjoyed outside on the terrace. But it is not just November, but all the winter months, there is like this. Yes, we do get rain, strong winds and the temperature might drop to 10 degrees(C) but mainly it is a beautiful time for outside activities. There is a reason for why this is called the Coast of Light.
I can not figure out why Costa de la Luz is such an overlooked coastline for active holiday during the winter months.
Saturday, 25th of July, was a very special evening in Vejer de la Frontera. A town, known in all of Spain for it’s beauty, became even more magical this evening. The town hall turned off the street light in the ancient part of the town, lit thousands of candles and arranged a classical concert in the main square; Plaza de España. Days before the event, everybody was talking about it. Excited! Families with houses in the old part bought their own candles to add to the magic and restaurant owners had dollar signs in their eyes. And it was, as last year, a huge succes. More than 50.000 people came and enjoyed the evening. The car queues up to Vejer were up to 8 kilometers long(!), – some say even longer!!
Since the evening many photos, taken by various people, have been shown on Facebook, instagram, etc. My favourites are by a photographer from the neighbouring town, Barbate; Juan Daza.
I have not been active on my blog lately because we are so fortunate to be very busy in the restaurante. We are so pleased and enjoy welcoming regulars and new guests every day. You can see some of my summer Photos on instagram: miblotublog.