Bolonia beach by Bryan Appleyard

The Sunday Times feature writer Bryan Appleyard made a trip to our coast last year. This excellent article will give you a great feel for the dunes, monuments, beach and mountains of one of our favourite local beaches. The beach of Bolonia (also known locally by its roman name of Baelo Claudia) is a 25 minute drive from Vejer.

I can just imagine the hard sell 2,300 years ago. “The beach, by Jupiter, the beach! And the sea is solid with tuna! You can walk to Morocco on the backs of tuna. You can feed the empire!” Dumbstruck by the view of the bay, by the blue-grey humps of the Atlas Mountains across the straits, by the warm breeze rippling the sea, by a ­comfortable distance from the strictures and office politics of Rome, the centurions looked at each other, nodded and established Baelo Claudia. Within a few years, the empire was gorging on salted tuna and garum — fermented fish paste.

Now read on (click for the link)…

(The pictures are mine)

Categories: 2013, Press, Vejer

Author:James Stuart

Director y co-fundador del Grupo Califa. Viviendo en Vejer de la Frontera desde 1987 y trabajando con su primera empresa Discover Andalucia desde 1995. Casado con dos hijas es deportista y amante de la cultura en todas sus formas. Director and co-founder of the Califa Group. James has been living in Vejer since 1987. James's first company Discover Andalucia (1995) a destination management business for Activity Holiday operators has diversified into the Califa Group. Married with two children James is a keen sportsman and a lover of art and culture in all its forms.


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