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A chill out holiday 2011

Winter break in El Portús, Spain. My friend Phil and I decided to have the Christmas period away from it all and fly off somewhere warmer for a couple of weeks. As Andrew Welch is now the UK rep for El Portús, Spain I contacted him to find out what was available. At the time of asking all types of accommodation for any dates were there for the booking. Given the options and prices we settled on a Type B “mobile home” also called a casita as that had the luxury of a bedroom each rather than the pricier Hacienda which have one bedroom and a sofa bed, from 15th - 29th December. The casita allocated to us actually had 3 bedrooms. A double bed, 2 single beds and a room with 1 single bed. We booked our flights from Stansted to Alicante. Although Murcia airport is much closer the flight times and price suited us better. Murcia is about half hour from El Portús and Alicante about hour and half drive. We left the cold UK drizzle full of the anticipation of a warm and sunny fortnight.

Seven go to Dublin

Seven go to Dublin (Non-naturist)

Well, seven intrepid travellers were all set to make a day trip for a whirl wind tour of Dublin on Saturday 9th August 2008.
Bookings were made online with bmi and all documents printed so that there was no waiting at the airport.
Ian (windsoruk) and Mark were going to the airport by taxi and William (Admin), Philip, Tricia, Brenda and myself were setting off by car, so it was up by 5 am ready for the off for check in at 6 am.
Under grey skies we parked the car and got on the bus to get to the terminal building where we met up with Ian and Mark.
Desperately needing coffee we got ourselves booked in with our pre-printed boarding passes and hunted down a coffee bar.
Our flight left at 7 am and we arrived on time in a grey, drizzly Dublin. It turned out it was going to be a coats on / coats off day.
We picked up our pre-booked Dublin Passes (a pre-paid attractions admission card, so no queuing), City Tour Hop On Hop Off bus passes, Dublin Pass Guides and Aircoach tickets and were off on the coach for the 20 minute journey into Dublin City.
Being a whirl wind tour William had set us an itinerary so we could make the most of our day.

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