Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fort Bravo, Spanish Coast and the Mar Menor

See the following post for background. On Sunday, Dave and I took another road trip. We headed to Fort Bravo near Tabernas, Spain.

This tourist attraction was built as the set for a number of Clint Eastwood western movies including "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".

It is sort of tourist trap but we had fun there. They do several skits during the day. Here a couple of actors ride into the scene.

You can ride a horse, etc.

The skits are all in Spanish so a little hard to follow but there is a lot of slapstick. The actors are having fun and encourage a lot of audience participation.

One of the actors saw me, or the kid next to me, raise our cameras. He shouted something and the skit stops, they all pose for a picture - then go back to the skit.

One of the actresses/bar maids was more than willing to pose for pictures. We had a couple of beers before heading outside into the sun.

On the way back we drove through the little town of Sorbas. It is built on the edge of a cliff above the Rio de Aquas. This is the view from the town square.

Yes, we drove down this street. I was glad I rented a compact car.

Here is the view from the end of the street pictured above.

Looking the other way.

Click to enlarge any of the pictures.

We drove along the coast for part of the way back. This house is stuck on the side of the mountain. Here the mountains came right down to the sea. We had a late lunch/dinner in Garrucha.

We stopped to look at the scenery along the road and saw this scene below us. We, too, were wondering if what you hear about nude beaches in Europe is true.

Guys, DO NOT, click on the picture below.

Guys, DO NOT click on this picture!

Hey, I warned you!

On Monday evening we hosted a dinner for our Chinese guests at a restaurant on the Mar Menor.

Click here for more information about the Mar Menor.

A nice evening.

Beautiful scenery.

Like I said.

And finally, sunset over the Mar Menor.

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