Murcia-San Javier Airport

The stop here was primarily to plane-spot at the local airport – it’s a military airport and the Spanish equivalent of the Red Arrows – the Patrulla Águila or eagle patrol are based here.  Our primary campsite right next to the airport was tumbleweed – shut until the middle of February it turns out – so we retired to a motorhome stopover only a few hundred meters away in Los Narajos and in line with the runway.  A wonderful walk around the Mar Menor bay in the evening and dinner in the van. We spotted one military jet from a long way off approaching the airport, not a great photo op, but that was it for the first day.

Next morning we were awoken by the sound of fast jets going overhead and three fast jet trainers were making low passes over the airfield.  Awesome! T got in a few passable photos of those plus some prop planes flying in formation and we set off for the next town.