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.
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.
It was a beautiful Sunday evening, lots of people and plenty going on all over the place. Why, on holiday, does almost every woman appear to need to buy a couple of bags and most men seem to need a stock of belts?
It started with one guy, then became a duo when his regular partner arrived and finally became a band when members of the public joined in for a few songs. They gathered a good crowd and hopefully made a few bob into the bargain.
Sunday evening got busier and busier on the Balcón de Europa as people gathered to watch the passing and arrival at Calahonda beach of the Virgen del Carmen flotilla. Monday evening, by the way, is free sardines and music by Duo Compas in Plaza Fabrica de los Cangrejos, all part of the Virgen del Carmen festivities.
Detunda is the ancient Roman name for Maro, which is where we find the recently opened Jardín botánico Detunda-Cueva de Nerja. It cost three million to construct, took three years to complete and then a further three years to open to the public.
Quite a few musicians around at the moment, most who have become regulars since completing their auditions and paying their tax for the privilege. There are still the odd buskers appearing, but no doubt that will change when the permanent police presence on the Balcón de Europa begins if the past couple of years are anything to go by.
A lot of people on Calahonda beach on Sunday and quite a few on El Salon. Nice calm seas.
It suddenly clouded over on Wednesday afternoon and there was even the odd spot of rain. This became a quick shower early on Thursday morning with the skies very overcast.