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Old 12-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #211
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WOW!! wow........

From old history to modern art - translated with superb photographs

Finding it difficult to wait for each new installment

Most enjoyable!!!!
Thank you as well. I'm working on the next little chapter.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #212
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Really love that shot, great job!
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #213
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After Valencia I'm happy that the big city is behind me and I'm not keen on bumping into the next one, Alicante. So I leave Alicante to the left not knowing that in a few weeks this city will be a major spot deciding about if and how I can continue my journey.




Near Mazzarón I hit the coast again and I'm surprised to find it nearly without the common "urbanizaciones", holiday villages, beach hotels ...




Ha! And there's a track that follows the blue water! Marvellous!



THAT could go on for ages. Unfortunately it didn't though it led me to some nice beaches without any houses and no one around :-)




This is how I used to camp pretty often. I choose most places by feeling. It's like an inner voice telling me that this will be a good and safe place.


This here is right above the town of Mojacar. Good and safe



In the early morning hours a little fleet of fisherboats heads out into the sea for their daily business. I can easily observe them from my tent.




The view from my sleeping spot onto Mojacar. A nice place with a lot of British tourists.






Anyway, I decide to have a quick coffee in Mojacar and breakfast at the sea. 30kms south in Agua Amarga I've found THE breakfast place. Absolutely beautiful, calm, warm ...



What do you need more in the morning?

Have a nice one!

Cheers

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:57 AM   #214
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Another dane signing in.

Absolutely amazing photos, they blow me away!

Looking forward to your next post. Until then, I will let my mind wander...

Truly inspiring, thank you!
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:31 PM   #215
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Really love that shot, great job!
Same here.

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:17 PM   #216
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Fantastic,
Dirk, you are really doing a fine job
Photos and stories are wonderful. I'm sure, there are a lot of wonderful pics waiting for us.
Thanks for taking us along the coast.
Ciao Gero
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #217
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Wow! I am really enjoying your approach to the ride and of course the beautiful photos! To me it is the type of
"unstructured structured ride" that I would like to take one day! More, please!
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #218
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great to see familiar places...

awesome RR.

thanks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:25 AM   #219
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The basic idea of Santiago Calatrava is to give buildings a rather organic design.


The builing in the front is an iMax-Cinema. What appears to be little wings are the doors/gates. Hard to believe but the entire glass constructions to the left and right can be opened like a garage door.




Dirk
that building represents actually an eye, top half of it built and bottom as reflection on water. So that the sides can be opened like eyelids,

As seen on this picture (thanks to google)


I am from Valencia, and I have to say I have never seen these builings as I did trhough your pictures. Amazing work.

Thanks for that, keep it going
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:17 AM   #220
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Yup, another viking here following your ride - as I always do.
Great job Dirk, keep it up

Greetings from Copenhagen
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #221
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Wow! I am really enjoying your approach to the ride and of course the beautiful photos! To me it is the type of
"unstructured structured ride" that I would like to take one day! More, please!
Thank you Blader,
what you call "unstructured structured ride" is exactly the idea of the journey. Nine months are more than enough to ride around the Med. So why go there instead of South America, Crossing Africa (did this in 2011 ) or simply around the planet?
Of course that was what came to my mind instantly as well. But then I got more and more inspired by the idea of having time. Time to hangout when- and whereever I like, time for detours and much more. No rush ... At the end of the day I found this journey the best I've ever done. Up to now

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #222
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Fantastic,
Dirk, you are really doing a fine job
Photos and stories are wonderful. I'm sure, there are a lot of wonderful pics waiting for us.
Thanks for taking us along the coast.
Ciao Gero
My pleasure Gero,
I'm trying to meet your expectations

vorweihnachtliche Grüße aus Essen

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:20 AM   #223
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From Agua Amarga I'm heading westwards to meet an old friend of mine, Richard. He gave me directions to find his new home in the hills north of Malaga. On the way I'm crossing massive olive tree plantations. 95% of the worlds Olive trees are located in the Mediterranean region. Spain is No.1 worldwide in Olive production. More than 200 different types are cultivated.




Richard and me met on my "Expedition Sindbad" in 2003 in Dubai. He's one of the few persons I know being into Harleys and BMW's at the same time.




Cheers mate, great to see you again after all this time! We started with a café con leche ...



... ordered some fingerfood ...



... while the guy preparing the food seemd constantly in bad mood. Never saw him smile.


This is Richards new home. Well, until he'd finished building his own.

He takes me around on some fantastic roads. Even when he's riding the Harley you'll know after a few minutes that his knowledge of riding bikes must come from somewhere else. And yes, I do remember that he was motocross youth champion in the UAE and took part in the Desert Challenge.



The real fun that day was chasing some Duc's through the mountains. I'm sure that Richard had to order some replace pegs



And me, I'd better replace the rear tyre.


This is nothing you want to wear when hitting Moroccan tracks or sands.



I'm searching for knobbies whole Malaga but there was nothing to be found. So I took a Tourance. Nice tyre, but not so nice offroad. We'll see ...



More due to the fact that I am near the harbour of Malaga than out of a plan I ask, when the next ferry to Morocco leaves. "In 10 minutes. If you hurry you may get it!"



I got it. Eight hours on the boat should be the first of three planned ferry trips on this journey. At the end of the journey it will be 28 ferry passages ... unplanned :-)




A stunning sunset before we reach Morocco, Africa!



Man, I can't describe the feeling seeing the old continent right in front of me. Africa, Africa ...


Can you imagine, how I've felt then arriving in ... Spain again?


How comes? Those of you familiar with Spanish geography will know.

Cheers

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:34 AM   #224
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where did you start in africa?
Ceuta or Melilla?

both cities are Spanish over 500 years
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:38 AM   #225
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is that a Vaude tent? which model?
thanks for the report, awesome as always :)
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