I visit the Bournemouth area regularly and love the variety of countryside and coastline.



The polar bear seen from the Southbourne cliff top:


View from the Waverley Paddle Steamer:



Valencia is well worth a visit.  It is a very old city and has a dry river bed running through it which has been turned into a beautiful garden walkway.  Quite near the old city centre, in walking distance, is the amazing City of Arts and Science – an entertainment based cultural and architectural complex which includes a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum.  A short drive will take you out past the university towards the beaches, or very quickly into the countryside wetlands reserve where tiny ancient dwellings sit quietly by the river and you may watch the birds or contemplate the mountains in the distance.

The Old Valencia.

The Old Valencia.

The New Valencia.

The New Valencia.