San Juan, bridges and beaches

Saturday June 24th is the Fiesta de San Juan, with the evening/night of the 23rd (Noche de San Juan) being the big celebration on the beaches. It is usually ‘tent city’ on Burriana and El Playazo beaches – the only time overnight camping is permitted – and there will be live music on Burriana beach with the group Alalba and a number of DJ’s.

Cercanias Malaga

On the move

I quite enjoy little trips on the cercanias – local or commuter trains. Cercanías Málaga network consists of 70 km of track with two lines in operation. The trains are powered by overhead lines and run on broad Iberian gauge track. There may only be two lines but they get you to some interesting places and are clean, invariably on time and quite cheap.



It is almost a foregone conclusion that putting something like this on display when I am out wandering will have only one outcome. It was delicious.

Puente Viejo, Nerja

Local stuff and a video

The bridge into town, Puente Viejo, is now expected to reopen at the end of June, a couple of weeks later than first announced. More work – another two months worth – is now reportedly going to be carried out on the bridge but, hopefully, this will not involve closures as this would bite right into the main summer holiday period. Unless it gets postponed, of course, as so often happens.

El Redondo, Nerja

Flaming sausage and craft beers

The chorizo al infierno was popularised by Rafa at Los Barriles and he still does a great one – but more and more tapas bars offer a similar dish these days. This one was at El Redondo – The Round Bar – in calle Gloria. For some reason, though, my camera phone failed to show the huge flames as my sausage sizzled away.