Cartagena has some excellent museums dealing with its maritime and more modern military history. The following are, in our view, well worth a visit.
The National Museum of Underwater Archaeology is on the seafront roughly halfway along the Paseo de Alfonso XII. It is located in an impressive modern building entered down a slope. When we last visited it, there was a small entrance charge (pensioners free) and it opened Tues-Sun from 10am, though closing early on Sundays (3pm). Its collection consists mainly of objects recovered from the sea and dating from the 7th Century BC to the 19th Century. In the main, the remains come from the coastal areas around Cartagena, and most of the information boards and signs are in Spanish and English.
The Letter U
We have made it to our fifth vowel in the alphabet and like the other vowels, the U has a single clear sound, this time made with the lips rounded and protruding. If you remember how Frankie Howard used to say "ooooh", but then cut the sound short, you may get the right idea! That isn't the whole story about the pronunciation of the U though, as there are three instances in which it is actually silent, which are as follows:
Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by former journalist and teacher Mark Knopfler and initially composed of Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).
by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe, Spain's best known gardeners and gardening authors.
The middle of August and another CCC copy deadline. Question is what to write about. Problem solved by reading through the last couple of editions and identifying a few problems facing those with gardens or apartment terraces.
The Department of Trade of the City of Mazarrón want to appeal to the citizens not to suffer any delusions in regard to maintenance of gas facilities because "it has detected the presence of individuals attending homes for gas checks that have not been authorised by the Region and therefore need not be addressed, "as stated by the Head of the Area, Isidro Coy.
The Department of Public Services Management Urban Mazarrón Town Council has undertaken pruning date palms over 8 meters high in a campaign that has also conducted a review of 250 of these specimens to determine their health. In this sense, the palm trees have been had applied to them a treatment to prevent red palm weevil attack.
The Department of Tourism of the City of Mazarrón has undertaken improvements to the Tourist Office of Puerto de Mazarrón to provide a better service to tourists this summer coming in search of information. Specifically, the council has expanded Council staff working in the Tourist Office who also "have to give a good image with visitors," said the Councillor for Tourism, Mary Celeste Soria .
By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe now enjoying their twenty fifth summer gardening and residing in Spain.
It looks like we might get a long dry summer and as the temperatures rise we often hear people saying things like: