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Yes, it’s still the Costa Baltic: yesterday, Monday, it rained all day so apart from a drive up the coast towards Gandia not a lot was achieved (we did learn however, the young ladies standing by the side of the road were actually selling their ‘charms’; I thought they were waiting for a bus)…..!

Today dawned overcast but at least it had stopped raining; unsure how long our luck would hold on the weather front we headed for Altea as the climbing was only 30 seconds from the car. Our plans were soon thwarted however, due to extensive building in the area, access was next to impossible, undeterred we changed tack and ended up at Toix West. A good days cragging was had in the end until around 3.30pm when we noticed Benidorm had vanished from view (this can only be a good thing in my book) a few minutes later we were forced from the crag; the rain had finally caught up with us, this gave us the perfect excuse to retreat to Calpe for a birthday beer or two……….

Yes, Paul did drink all the beer; honest.......

Where does this bloody route go; and what's all this blue stuff in this Rockfax topo, I've not seen any blue sky in Spain for days.........!

Keith 'The Godfather' Sanders on the first pitch of 'Espolon Limaban'

Pete on the first pitch of 'Dedi - UBSA'

.... and Pete again following the Barnsley Beast (aka Paul Hallos) on the first pitch of 'Carlos' and to the left Richard starting up the first pitch of 'Posi

Richard again; on the finishing moves of 'Posi' (it should be noted that today was my 49th birthday so I have only 12 months left before old age and decrepitude start to take hold)...!

Birthday bonus - apple pie and ice cream courtesy of a nice Geordie cafe owner in Calpe

A last minute Birthday cake........

Series - Costa Blanca '10

  1. The Costa Baltic…….
  2. Birthday Blog from the Costa Baltic……
  3. Our Final 2 days in the Costa Baltic…….
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