Three weeks in Spain and I'm as brown as a nut. Two days sailing and... engine trouble. David Gardner worked his engine magic and we'll be off tomorrow. Not a bad place to be stuck.
If I was going to retire somewhere in Spain this little town might be it. Moraira is a village of approximately 10,000 people, a nice mix of Spaniards, expats and tourists. It hasn't grown the usual Spanish coast crop of high-rise condos and hotels and remains quaint and lovely. It has the beautiful southern Spanish Mediterranean climate of about 300 sunny days per year, a small but functional marina, and unbelievable clear turquoise water. Cafe society is alive and well, and the grandpas meet for coffee at the beachside patios. The hillside terraces used for agriculture by the Moors are still visible today, and are used to grow the grapes used for Spanish wine.