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.
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.
For those who like cycling, the 72nd edition of the Vuelta Ciclista a España will be passing through Nerja on August 31st.