Remember lovesick Flee, waiting for his pet passport in Spain? While the object of his devotion, Salma, was on heat, they had to be kept separate. But now at last, Flee is able to share his home and garden with Salma at Cartama Kennels near Malaga. When we saw Flee, he was in dog heaven!
We arrived at our hotel on seafront at Alicante late last night and found a scene of devastation — mud and boulders lying in the roads, and a big cleanup operation underway, involving diggers and bulldozers. Much of the foliage had been stripped off the trees and a 20ft-high hotel sign was lying flat in the car park. There were also drifts of hailstones the size of marbles which give the area a look of winter. We had watched the storm from a distance while collecting passengers in the Elche area — very black with lots of lightning. All the [...]