Reg, the Cave Dog – #MuseItUp #DaffodilAndTheThinPlace

San Miguel de Salinas. Houses and garage built into the rock
San Miguel de Salinas. Houses and garage built into the rock

You might think from the title, I’d been pot holing but actually, my experience of cave exploration was much more civilised. I was in San Miguel de Salinas, near Torrevieja, Spain when I came across some troglodyte houses and more interestingly, a troglodyte restaurant. The photo on the left shows some of the houses and a garage built into the rock.

Reg and two cows
Selfie with some new chums

Not believing there could be anything more than a black hole behind the restaurant’s facade, I had a look round and to my surprise, it was really rather elegant. The Old Boy, Old Girl and their cousins sat outside in the courtyard and had a drink while I chatted to some new friends in our own private cave (see photo).

Reg on the roof of the restaurant.
Selfie on the roof of the restaurant.

After that, we went for a stroll. And I can honestly say that’s the first time I’ve ever had a drink in a restaurant and then walked over its roof. In the selfie, you can see me perched on the roof tiles with a perilous drop behind me into the courtyard, (see the fourth photo). The final photos show the courtyard and the interior.

So, as you can see, my first experience of cave exploration was really rather pleasant.

Now, on to business. It has come to my attention that one of you hasn’t yet bought the Old Girl’s ebook.
She’s not happy. So, please, invest about £1.80 in ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’. It’s a great book (so I’m told) and when I’ve learned to read, I’ll let you know a bit more about it. But until then, why not grab your own copy here from the Muse It Up Publishing website. All profits go to St. Nicholas Church Laindon with Dunton, Essex, where the story takes place. Please bring a smile to the Old Girl’s face. #MuseItUp #DaffodilAndTheThinPlace.

Troglodyte restaurant courtyard in San Miguel de Salinas
Troglodyte restaurant courtyard in San Miguel de Salinas
Troglodyte restaurant interior in San Miguel de Salinas
Troglodyte restaurant interior in San Miguel de Salinas