Today we had an early start, as the day was looking as though it would be hot. We planned to head to the coastal village of San Jose, calling at the National Park visitor centre on the way.
If you are ever in this area with a car, as the visitor centre is out in the desert, it is worth the detour off the main road to have a look.
This arid part of the region has been the location setting of some famous Hollywood films. Lawrence of Arabia was shot on location here, as were parts of the Indiana Jones movies, as depicted in one of the information displays.
After our look around, it was off to San Jose, for a walk around there, again parking roadside on the outskirts of town for ease of parking.
Again, another pleasant town to stroll around, with a popular beach set within a bay, and a marina for private leisure boats.
It was then back for cheese and biscuits on our new very spacious balcony, before relaxing around the hotel for the rest of the afternoon.