Travel can, for me at least, be a great way to see what sort of state my subconscious is in. In the same way as psychologists use ink drawings to see what your mind is thinking (black splodge = death; black splodge = skull and cross bones), the unknown of transport and destinations and the way that one reacts to this can be very telling.Today we are off to El Rompido to visit a nature reserve and beautiful island. Is it strange that whenever someone says “Island” I think shipwreck? That the Leonardo Di Caprio film (the one where he goes nuts whilst living in a hippy colony in Thailand) springs to mind when someone says “Beach” or indeed that I keep wondering whether its normal for all that water to be washing over the sides of the boat as we speed off into the blue and into the sun. (colorful splodge = apocalypse). OK, so maybe I need to relax a little, after all a fit pensioner could probably swim the channel which we were about to cross. But still… WHAT IF THEY FORGET US?
This boat trip was one of the first thing which we did after arriving in Islantilla. We drove to the small port of El Rompido and took a boat out to a nature reserve – a long large sand bank which stretches along the coast. The walk over the sand dunes on the wooden walkways is lovely and the beach has fine white sand and is almost deserted, a great thing to do to experience some virgin water and get away from the crowds. Here are some of the pics and of course I wore my Primark Kimono which was just perfect in the hot weather 😉 After my fear of drowning, capsizing, getting stranded subsided, this trip was really magical!
Before leaving for Spain I made a few quick last minute purchases and found some absolute beach essentials in Primark for next to nothing. I always love going there first just to see if I can find the things that I am looking for as Primark tends to copy and follow trends but charges half as much for almost identical products sold elsewhere. The white sandals cost £5, the black ones £10, but I was was happiest with my new Kimono (£12-15 can’t remember!) which I wore for my day trip to the magical island in El Rompido Spain.
Kimono – PRIMARK
Gold Top – FRENCH CONNECTION
Wedge Sandals – GUESS (sold out)
High waist shorts- H&M
Bikini – LA SENZA
Sunglasses – TRUSSARDI