Monday, May 09, 2016

A bit of a let down

Hello there... 

This post is really just about my holiday so please feel free to skip it if you wish - It's just easier for me to write a post than email those of you who ask how things went

So early last year we stayed in a gorgeous hotel in a part of Majorca called Camp de Mar - I loved everything about this place, and the location, even though the weather let us down. I really wanted to revisit it but DH suggested we try another hotel in the same area...One we had noticed it when we were there and to be fair, it did look inviting so I agreed. 

Trying to organise the dates, flights etc., took me over 4 hours on the computer and before I clicked to book anything I got DH to sit with me and make sure I had the right Hotel etc., He assured me it was the right one and so we booked. We arrived in the evening and it was dark ... getting through security is another story but I'll save that one ... Anyway's... On arrival at our hotel, nothing looked familiar to me but it was late, I was tired and my head ached from listening to a child who screamed the whole flight. All would be better in the morning...

We woke to glorious sunshine and a beautiful blue sea - This was the view from our 9th floor room


I'd never noticed a little beach there before


Nothing looked familiar... where was the lovely square full of street cafes and shops and what are those buildings? I'd reasoned that were were facing a different direction in an older part of the hotel...But something wasn't right

Even so we decided to take the local bus to Andraxt market held once a week ... Except that there was no local bus... In fact we were miles away ... DH had got the wrong hotel and wrong place! We were in a place called Calvia and the only transport was a taxi ride which was 25 euros each way...
Shamefaced DH agreed to pay so that at least we could have a good day, and it was. It was warm and sunny and by late afternoon the sun still shone though it was cool as we took a stroll

 
I decided to make the most of things and planned to relax around the pool with a good book for the rest of the week, even booked a boat trip - but the weather had other ideas


Down came the rain and the wind whipped up the sea... It was sooo cold
We took taxis to other more sheltered places that were at least a little warmer


Even though the beaches were empty, we warmed up with coffee

 
 And the boat trip?


Was I glad I had taken my raincoat!

To be continued ... sometime

Have a good day

 
~ Ros ~


14 comments:

Greta said...

Oh what a bummer, Ros! I was picturing you relaxing in the sun! You just never know about the weather, huh? I bet your hubby really felt bad about getting the wrong hotel. Hopefully you can look back & laugh about it later. Hugs, Greta

Leslie Miller said...

I hope you'll have another chance at vacation later when the weather is more cooperative. Beautiful place, but not what you were expecting. You look fabulous, though!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Nice to hear your travel report and see the photos, sorry that it was a little let down but I hope you get a little relaxing vacation despite of that, can't wait to hear more.
My trip to London is all done, I will be stay at East London from June 6 and leaving June 9, can't wait to see you IRL!

Mac Mable said...

I can only echo Greta's comments, so hoping you where having a relaxing and wonderful time x I am going away 13th to the 31st May to a tried and tested destination etc but still crossing my fingers for the weather x Crafty Hugs x

Sylvia said...

So sorry, Ros, but don't feel too bad, I am hoping after some rest it will just bad a bad memory! It is not often that plans go exactly as we plan them, try and find a blessing in your trip! Hve a beautiful Tuesday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my goodness, Ros, what a shock that must have been! I'm glad you were able to make the most of a disappointing situation. And you look quite fetching in your pretty hooded raincoat!! Hugs, Darnell

Stella said...

Poor sweetie; it must have been quite disappointing. You should have been here; the Netherlands was even warmer than Spain last weekend! Loads of syun and +/-25 degrees! Nevertheless I hope you had a relaxing week. But I guess you must be happy to be back home where it's warm....
Speak soon,
XXXXX

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, I can't believe you ended up in the wrong place! I would have had a fit!! Sorry, but who is DH??

Ariadne said...

What a pity your trip wasn't the best you expected!Hopefully next time!AriadnefromGreece!

Tracy said...

Oh no! Well I'm glad that you got hubby to okay it so you didn't have to shoulder the blame. LOL Also glad that you are such a positive person that you tried to make the best of it. At least the scenery was pretty. :-)

Diane said...

Oh that's too bad that had to happen, but I hope you had a good time at least part of the time...too bad you didn't get to stay at the same place as before or get a refund ...we were gone to, but just to the lake house and got back yesterday, I have a TON of catching up to do!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry, Ros! I hope the rest of your trip turned around for you. On the bright side, at least it's beautiful :). What I wouldn't give for a quiet, restful balcony overlooking a stormy sea to nap or read or whatever my heart desired. I love 'em to bits and pieces, but my kiddos sure take a lot out of me. Hugs!

Lisette Baker said...

Oh Ros that's such a shame as, like others here, I had imagined you sitting in glorious sunshine. There's only one solution - book another as soon as you can :)

Barbara said...

Sorry to hear your vacation didn't turn out as expected - good to know you are a person whose glass is usually half full and you were able to make the best of it. And: next time can only be better!

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