Eddie and Irina – Return visit after Torrox.

The annex was prepared ready with the apartment spare room. Our visitors had the option of self contained or sharing the flat.

Self-contained gets the extra of direct access onto the roof terrace. I’m hoping that’s why it’s the preference of all our visitors (I think I’m lovely to live with 🥳)

Eddie was the HMS Sheffield Helicopter Engineer in ’82. We were in the Petty Officers mess together and even after our catch-up in Torrox at their place, we had memories of ship life and events to polish up.

Trying not to bore the girls with too many recollections, we toured the Vickers guns, Cartagena, La Azohia, Bolnuevo and the odd bar.

In Cartagena we settled into our seats for coffee and had found the only cafe/restaurant in the city that doesn’t serve it! – Eddie needed a stiff drink after being thrown out of a cafe

Sully’s Sports Bar had the Liverpool match on, we dressed correctly then paraded our shirts along the Paseo after the win

There was enough time to visit some old salts from Eddies first ship, he loved his time on the Black Pearl

A departing breakfast at Bolnuevo in the Oasis was a chance for Irina to see the sandstone formations and pose with themMuseo Bar had impressed all for our late evening bar crawl. ‘Sing a long’ to the owners Spanish Guitar playing and admire his artwork, before he breaks into Beatles and requests.

The offer of Irina to host the next get together on her home turf in Moscow is under serious consideration – brave woman.