The Enlightenment Stupa in Benalmádena, built on a panoramic platform overlooking the Costa del Sol, was inaugurated on October 5th, 2003, with the consecration ceremony conducted by the 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.
Popped down to a couple of beaches this morning, Torrecilla and El Chucho. Work has started to remove some of the storm debris, such as broken shower units but there is much to do to get them back into reasonable shape. The damage is quite substantial as you will see from the following photos.
This was the scene this morning just off El Chucho beach, Nerja, where the marker buoys mark the spot where one of the sewage pipe leaks occurred early last month. A veritable Turd Fountain by the looks of it.
The recent high winds and rough seas, waves up to six metres in some areas, caused devastation all along the coast. Beaches were washed away or damaged, chiringuitos flooded and infrastructure destroyed or badly affected. In Nerja, beachfront toilet units were damaged as were items such as shower units.
Strikingly pink, so I just had to see if the taste lived up to the visual aspect. Nice darker, thicker topping, a light, very creamy and fluffy centre, thicker jam layer and tasty base. Overall, much lighter than it maybe looks at first sight and delicious. Anahi, calle Puerta del Mar: €5 for coffee and cake.
Quite a large headline. too!
After a couple of weeks trying to overcome some sort of debilitating flu, cold, bug, virus, plague or whatever it was, where lethargy was an aspiration and appetite was a faded memory, it was almost joyous to finally see something and actually fancy eating it, even if it was a slice of cake.
One of the bands providing the music for the Vespa gathering on Saturday was local reggae and ska band Proyecto Mandarina.
Not quite the roar of Hogs but good fun to see a gathering of (mainly) old Vespa scooters on Saturday afternoon. After a drive to and from Maro, the cavalcade ended up in Plaza de España where there were bars set up and entertainment on offer.
The railings on the Balcón de Europa got a lick of paint ready for the influx of visitors for Semana Santa and a few new rubbish bins were installed in calle Puerta del Mar, calle Cristo and calle Pintada. As soon as the Easter festivities are over, work is currently set to begin on the re-urbanisation of calle Antonio Millón – the small stretch between calle Fray Junipero Serra and calle Chaparil.