Well, here it is folks! I found a good photo of the route from the McCanns' holiday apartment to the tapas bar.
First of all, Gerry's blog!
"She was taken from our holiday apartment where she was sleeping with her younger brother and sister whilst we were dining 50 yards away."
And the Daily Mail 10th August, 2007
"The pictures show the McCanns had to walk about 120 metres to get to the apartment where their children slept."
So, maybe 50 yards, as the crow flies, but rather more than 50 yards to walk!
There are a few more photos on the Daily Mail page, one showing the view from the tapas bar to the apartment. You can see the top of the patio doors maybe, but the rest seems to be hidden by trees.
So, why am I posting this now? Well, as a follow-on to my post about the links with the Mari Luz case, where Mari was said to have been, "unsupervised," and Madeleine was said to be asleep with her younger brother and sister while her parents were dining 50 yards away! Looking at that photo, I think we could say that the McCanns' children were, "unsupervised," because that tapas bar was not like dining in one's own garden and the apartment's door was clearly not visible from the tapas bar.
Is there a class thing operating here? Mari Luz, child of a gypsy family was, "unsupervised," but the middle-class doctors were, "dining." The focus is rather different here. The mother of Mari Luz was lying on the sofa, feeling unwell, while her daughter was, "unsupervised," but the McCanns were dining. Irene Suarez was a lazy so-and-so lying on her sofa, while her daughter was out there in the dangerous world, but Madeleine's parents were dining! Much more civilised, don't you think?