Esther & Dan

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Touring Europe by foot, cycle & van. Inspired by nature & invigorated by the life all around us. Joined on our travels by abandoned Leela & her pups.

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Despite the unexpectedly big overnight storms, the calm of the early #morning allowed for a #beautiful but gentle 50km #bike ride through the #stunning Cabo de Gata Natural Park with a fellow #triathlon companion training here in San Jose. Great scenery, great company and a healthy exercised #happy body! All before lunchtime! 
#grateful #gratitude #lovelife #loveoutdoors #lovenature #mediterranean #spain #natureaddict #trainingpartner #travelphotography #travelblogger #cyclingpics #adventure #adventurelife #vanliving
Another early #morning #run with two special training partners! What an amazing place #cabodegata is to come back to after a weekend on the bikes. Probably was a little overexcited with all this good weatger and was not concentrating as much as I should on the downhill so sadly I tripped a little and something in my foot isn't so happy but so #grateful it's not a bad sprain like last October!! At least can still walk, yoga and probably bike (will test that out tomorrow).
My furry therapists were on hand to tell me that it's still only April and to slow down, there's still so much good weather coming!! #trailrunning #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogwalking #dogwalk #companion #mediterranean #mediterraneo #almeria #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #training #coast #sunrise #spring #spain #sunshine #natureaddict #loveoutdoors #lovelife
Day 2 of our mini #cycle #adventure and this time tackling the 60km #bike loop from Gergal up to Callar Alto 2161m in reverse from yesterday. This time 38km with a gradient of around 4%. Lesser gradient but constant and legs could definitely feel yesterday's #climb in them! So #grateful to my little body that it found the strength to get up the final few kms as it was well worth it to get to appreciate the views over the #snow covered peaks of the sierre nevada once more. 
Doesn't happen often so it was a real treat to get the opportunity to do this stunning loop again, and unexpectedly it felt completely different to yesterday as you get to see and #appreciate the #stunning #scenery from a different perspective. I noticed so many new things on the ascent which I didn't see yesterday when descending so quickly.

#gratitude #spain #cyclingphotos #cyclingadventures #cyclingpics #travelblogger #travelphotography #nature #loveoutdoors #lovenature #lovelife #mountain #natureaddict #loveoutdoors #priceless #love
First big #cycle #climb #adventure of the season together. A stunning 60km loop from Gergal up to Callar Alto observatory at 2161m and descending back a different way. Was a tough one as the legs weren't used to it... 22km average 6.8‰. Snow still at the side of the road at the top so glad my hero brought my down jacket for me! Feeling totally #inspired for what is to come this year. Views over to the #snow covered #peaks of the #sierrenevada
#lovelife #lovenature #loveoutdoors #bike #biking #spain #almeria #natureaddict #travelblogger #travelphotography #travelpics #cyclingadventures #cyclingphotos
Sisters enjoying the feel of the strong breeze on their faces....
They never judge the weather like I do, they just enjoy whatever is...
#dog #dogsofinstagram #dogwalking #dogwalk #loveanimals #loveoutdoors #lovelife #lovenature #inspiring #joy #spring #spain #windy #mindfulness #love #meditation
Unexpected wonderful walk this morning with Leela and Dan after wind cancelled our cycle plans. Slowing down the pace and just a gentle explore around these beautiful hills and #volcanic #coastline around San Jose. Turned out much better than we could have ever planned. Lesson learnt today: plan less Esther! 
#mediterraneo #mediterranean #coast #doglover #dog #dogwalk #grateful #joy #lovelife #loveoutdoors #natureaddict #travelblogger #travelphotography #travelpics #love
Just feel absolutely blessed to call this place 'home' right now. Had an amazing #trailrunning time with Leela and lovely #dogwalking with the pup gang in this stunning part of #spain
So #grateful to be back again. Remembering why we love it here so much. Nature is so incredibly healing.

#mediterraneo #mediterranean #vanliving #travelblogger #inspiring #travelphotography #travelpics #lovelife #loveoutdoors #lovenature #love #joy #natureaddict
Family snooze after long runs for all of us this morning .... Fun times. 
We could never have imagined having a family like this.... It's dramatically changed us..... For which we are so grateful.... #dog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #companion #lovelife #loveanimals #doglover #dogsarefamily #family #grateful #gratitude #joy #love
We're all going on a summer holiday..... Except George because his jokes are rubbish. Only he laughs at them, as you can see. Rose can't even look. 
#dog #dogsofinstagram #beach #happy #smile #dogsarefamily #mediterranean #andalucia #cabodegata #lovelife #sunshine #spain #dogwalks #dogoftheday #instadog
Wonderful early morning dog walk with my dad today in Los Alcazares as the sun rose up out of the Mediterranean. Being away from family is one of the challenges of a nomadic life, so when we get the chance to say hello it's a lovely treat, particularly when the sun shines.

#family #dogsarefamily #dogwalks #mediterranean #sun #palmtrees #spain #dads
The heart of the ocean. Beautiful shell resting in the sand on the #costablanca

#mediterranean #spain #beauty #beach #lovenature #seashells #shells #sand #sunshine #love #heart