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.
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.
I suppose the logical solution would be to use a ‘proper’ camera to get a shot of the burning chorizo, but not as much fun as keep returning and persevering with the phone until the flames show up!
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.
I cannot remember there not being a Francisco jewellers shop in calle El Barrio, Nerja, but all good things come to an end I suppose. The shop is closing down so, presumably, there are bargains to be had for those who are interested.
nteresting formations, colours and shades around sunset.
This delightful slice was on offer at Calahonda Bakery, calle Puerta del Mar, Nerja, and looked too nice to resist. So I didn’t. Coffee and cake €4.
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.
Perhaps it is a case of tunnel vision, but when I think of cakes I always imagine chocolate, sponge, fruits, cheesecake or, as it was today, carrot cake. I would, and never have until today, considered such things as cabbage, broccoli, asparagus or any other ‘vegetable’ cake.