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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:14pm
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Kevin W

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Just a quick introduction typed on a cold and dark English midlands evening... which right now is merely reinforcing the main reason why we have just purchased a house 10 minutes drive south of Fortuna; Los Periquitos.

Having searched for something suitable in a driving radius of 1 hour from Puerto de Mazarron (where family reside), we were finally 'wowed' by this little villa and exchanged signatures on Friday last; completion in early January.

We're not planning on retiring for a few more years, (but it won't be long!), so initially the property will definitely be a holiday retreat.

We have driven through Fortuna (literally ... while waiting to meet the estate agent), and so have no experience of the area whatsoever!!!  The climate is good however, and there are some great hills very nearby (we will explore these on our motorcycle), and the coast isn't all that far away, and the rest as they say, is "por la manana".

We are reasonably sociable animals... and can't wait for next year to arrive, and the chance to meet a few new friends hopefully - although I suspect we will not be arriving much before late March/early April.

Hasta luego,   Kevin and Donna

Pebbles

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:52pm

Pebbles

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:52pm

Welcome Kevin & Donna to the forum and congratulations on your purchase, I hope you spend many holidays like us in your second home in the sun ☀️

Regards
Pebbles

Kevin W

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:04pm

Kevin W

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:04pm

Pebbles wrote on Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:52pm:

Welcome Kevin & Donna to the forum and congratulations on your purchase, I hope you spend many holidays like us in your second home in the sun ☀️

Regards
Pebbles

Thank you Pebbles :)

darrenbrad

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:01pm

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Location: Los Alcázares

Joined: 28 Jul 2021

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:01pm

Kevin W wrote on Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:04pm:

Thank you Pebbles :)

Welcome guys we have done the same in Los alcazares and I am a keen biker wanting to explore the region

Kevin W

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:48pm

Kevin W

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:48pm

darrenbrad wrote on Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:01pm:

Welcome guys we have done the same in Los alcazares and I am a keen biker wanting to explore the region

Hi Darren I'll be sure to contact you when we bring the bike down in the Spring!  

darrenbrad

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:20pm

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:20pm

Kevin W wrote on Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:48pm:

Hi Darren I'll be sure to contact you when we bring the bike down in the Spring!  

Sounds good we holiday home there I have not ridden over yet but looking forward to it 

MinnieC45

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:25pm

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:25pm

Hello. We are also in Fortuna. Bought our place before lockdown and been out a couple of times. Ours is a holiday home to escape winter in Scotland. We are visiting family and friends in Vancover just now and back next week. TBH I am so put off travelling again as so many forms to fill in and tests. Also wearing masks on the plane. I think we will be back in Fortuna Feb/March and hope some normality then. All the best on your new adventure. Linda and Ken McKellar

Nicola01

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:23am

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:23am

Hi, We have a property in El Reloj which we use as a holiday home. The ex-pat community usually meet up on a Saturday morning in Fortuna, when the market is on.

Enjoy...

Kevin W

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:34pm

Kevin W

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:34pm

Nicola01 wrote on Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:23am:

Hi, We have a property in El Reloj which we use as a holiday home. The ex-pat community usually meet up on a Saturday morning in Fortuna, when the market is on.

Enjoy...

Hi and thank you for that information!  We'll see if we can't pop in one day :)

Kevin W

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:41pm

Kevin W

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:41pm

MinnieC45 wrote on Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:25pm:

Hello. We are also in Fortuna. Bought our place before lockdown and been out a couple of times. Ours is a holiday home to escape winter in Scotland. We are visiting family and friends in Vancover just now and back next week. TBH I am so put off travelling again as so many forms to fill in and tes...

...ts. Also wearing masks on the plane. I think we will be back in Fortuna Feb/March and hope some normality then. All the best on your new adventure. Linda and Ken McKellar

Hi guys... hopefully we'll get to meet up!  Our completion date is mid January and we expect to visit March/April for the first time :)

I have to agree with the form filling... it's a real pain in the rear, and especially the 48 hour time frames.  We visited our (lol) property a couple of weeks ago before signing on the dotted line, and all the forms, and return tests... just for a 4 day visit....!!

At least we got it right again though; we saw so many people turned away from Portsmouth and Bilbao when using the ferry earlier in the year, which realistically could only be for lack of paperwork :(

Have a safe journey whenever you do finally decide to travel!

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