“By the end…it was clear that Spain’s spiritual and cultural isolation was at an end, overwhelmed by the great alien invasion from the North of money and freedoms. Spain became the most visited tourist country in the World, and slowly, as the foreigners poured in, its identity was submerged, its life-style altered more in a single decade than in the previous century.” – Norman Lewis – ‘Voices of the Old Sea’.
No golf today but I reverted to my natural tendencies and despite the tightly closed shutters I was awake at my usual early hour. Richard was still fast asleep so I did my best to keep appropriately quiet as I crept about the apartment and made an early cup of tea. Opening the shutters was a challenge but I was successful and I spent a leisurely time on the terrace drinking tea and watching the sun come up and flood the garden with comforting morning rays. There was a blue sky and it was going to be another good day.