Something different has sprung up in the former premises of a Chinese Bazaar in avendida Castilla Perez (between calle Diputación and calle El Barrio) rather than the usual sports bar/souvenir/bags/accessories shops we are accustomed to seeing appear at monotonously regular intervals.
The second part of the Pinocchio restaurant, a sort of annex I suppose, is located below the California restaurant on calle Cristo. It was used as a substitute restaurant when the original Pinocchio underwent a total renovation and, I assume, it became so popular that they decided to keep two premises.
Paco Mari is a very popular restaurant located on calle Gloria in the centre of Nerja and boasts a very nice Andalucian patio.
Plaza Cavana is a popular and, for much of the year, a quite vibrant square in the centre of Nerja, and is located behind the main church, the iglesia El Salvador on the Balcón de Europa.
Thursday was a bit overcast with quite a stiff, cooling breeze at times, a welcome change from the oppressive heat of the past few weeks. The sea was quite rough and there were bits of red cloth on poles fluttering in the wind at the beaches, although no-one appeared to be taking any notice of them.
Calle El Barrio 48, Nerja, (in the alley towards the Avda Castilla Perez end of the street) has been home to countless bars and restaurants over the years, none lasting very long. The latest incarnation, after a refurbishment, is the Sahara Lounge Moroccan Restaurant.
On Monday August 14th it is the tenth annual Fiesta Blanca, this year taking place on El Chucho beach, Nerja, from 21:00 to 03:00.
Saturday was my first trip to a TGI Fridays eatery, this one in Park Gate, Hampshire, England. It was packed but, being a large group, we had the foresight to book a table which meant we went straight in past all those patiently waiting in the reception area.
A bit of research and this is ‘Anvil Man’, a piece by blacksmith and artist Stephen Lunn. It is located in the Henry Cort Sculpture Park, which is the name given to the West Street pedestrianised shopping centre in Fareham, Hampshire.
It was still all talk of heatwaves so I just grabbed a few t-shirts for a long weekend in the UK. Sooo glad I decided against shorts and even more happy I decided to take a thin jacket!