Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Port of Almería

I frequently drive to Almería from my hometown of Roquetas de Mar. Approaching the city from the west, the first glimpse I get is a dramatic view of the town with the magnificent Alcazaba on the mountainside on the left and the port on the right.
Most days, in this part of Spain, the sun shines and so I can appreciate how the city of Almería got its name - it was the Arabs that called it al-Mariyah, meaning 'Mirror of the Sea'.
It is a working port with both fishing vessels and pleasure boats large and small.Tourist cruises stop here and there are ferries to North Africa - to the Spanish enclave of Melilla and to Algeria and Morocco.




 
more blogs by Robert Bovington...
"Spanish Impressions"
"postcards from Spain"
"you couldn't make it up!"
"a grumpy old man in Spain"
"bits and bobs"
"Spanish Expressions"
"Spanish Art"
"Books About Spain"

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