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.
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.
Shades of August on the Balcón de Europa, Nerja, on Sunday with a veritable throng of humanity milling around. Holy Communion services resulted in large crowds around the iglesia El Salvador and these were augmented by a number of large tour groups visiting the town.
The new slimline bins, complete with ashtrays, now adorning the Balcón de Europa are probably more aesthetically pleasing than the ones they replaced and one cannot compliment the local authority enough for paying attention to even the smallest details in the quest to refine and improve the image of the town for visitors.
Very pleasant on the Balcón de Europa this evening. Incidentally, the works being carried out near the viewpoint are not, as I assumed, related to drainage but are in preparation for the installation of the ship’s wheel which, until now, has been located by the terrace of Kronox cafe in front of the Town Hall.
After a few days of rain, high winds, heavy seas and a temperature drop that had many of us looking to the hills for signs of snow, Sunday was a welcome return to milder times. The centre of town was relatively packed and there were plenty of people sunning themselves on the beaches or swimming in calm seas.
Sunday was hot with little wind and almost calm seas – so no more excuses for not starting the repairs to the ruptured sewage pipe off Torrecilla beach. Being calm, the sea was actually very clear by the beaches which was a big change from last week.
Watching the world go by on the Balcón de Europa, Nerja.
Sometimes the logic is hard to find, let alone follow. It was a fairly hot midday on the Balcón de Europa in Nerja when Officer Shakey McShakeyhead appeared on the scene and shook his head at the girl quietly bending wire into interesting objects of various kinds.
Snow on the hills was a bit of a surprise, but the real shock was seeing a bit of water in the rio Chillar!! It won’t last, of course, but nice while it’s there.