Yesterday Animalcouriers collect Mini Griffon Golden from Marbella. He belongs to Myriam who has gone on ahead to Ascot, and is excitedly awaiting his arrival.

We also called in on Mel and Sue at Casa Antigua kennels and cattery, where four beautiful cats from Care4Cats on Ibiza were waiting for us. Mel had kindly met them off the boat and looked after them until we got there. This type of support is a real help to us, as arranging to be at a port at a specific time on a specific date can be a bit tricky for us. These four cats have new homes waiting for them in the UK.

Last night we stopped at the Noguera Mar Hotel in Denia on Spain’s Costa Blanca. It’s in a quiet spot right at the edge of the sand, with a nice car park and is super for dog walking.

The beach at Denia, perfect for dog walks, and beautiful even under an early-morning cloudy sky

The beach at Denia, perfect for dog walks, and beautiful even under an early-morning cloudy sky

Jake, Shakira and Hendrix on Denia beach

Jake, Shakira and Hendrix on Denia beach

Jake is such a water baby, there was a moment when courier J thought she'd be going for an early morning dip!

Jake is such a water baby, there was a moment when courier J thought she’d be going for an early morning dip!

Bella waiting eagerly for her walk

Bella waiting eagerly for her walk

Showing her true Retriever colours, Bella was also keen to get her paws in the sea

Showing her true Retriever colours, Bella was also keen to get her paws in the sea

TomTom was equally excited when he spotted the sea

TomTom was equally excited when he spotted the sea

Here he is with all four paws in the water!

Here he is with all four paws in the water!

Pacino (L) and Brady (R). Pacino wants Esmé to know he's enjoying the trip but can't wait to see again her when he gets to England!

Pacino (L) and Brady (R). Pacino wants Esmé to know he’s enjoying the trip but can’t wait to see again her when he gets to England!

Golden patiently waiting his turn for a walk

Golden patiently waiting his turn for a walk

We came across this stray Greyhound cross, who was happy to play on the beach with our passengers. Very friendly and rather thin, he was pleased to receive a bowl of food from us. Heartbreaking to leave him behind…

We came across this stray Greyhound cross, who was happy to play on the beach with our passengers. Very friendly and rather thin, he was pleased to receive a bowl of food from us. Heartbreaking to leave him behind…

One of the lovely Ibizan cats

One of the lovely Ibizan cats

The Ibizan cats were quick to make themselves at home — had a bit of a party, rearranged the carry box as a comfort zone, tried out the litter tray — and now ready for tea and a chat

The Ibizan cats were quick to make themselves at home — had a bit of a party, rearranged the carry box as a comfort zone, tried out the litter tray — and now ready for tea and a chat

John Dorian managing to eat his tea without even getting out of bed!

John Dorian managing to eat his tea without even getting out of bed!

Pretty staff cottage at the Noguera Mar Hotel

Pretty staff cottage at the Noguera Mar Hotel

All around the hotel are surf boards and small dinghies. You obviously need to love sun, sea and sand to work at this hotel

All around the hotel are surf boards and small dinghies. You obviously need to love sun, sea and sand to work at this hotel

Someone's had a bit of fun here, transforming a derelict cottage into a whimsical Little Red Riding Hood scene

Someone’s had a bit of fun here, transforming a derelict cottage into a whimsical Little Red Riding Hood scene