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.
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.
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.
I quite enjoy little trips on the cercanias – local or commuter trains. Cercanías Málaga network consists of 70 km of track with two lines in operation. The trains are powered by overhead lines and run on broad Iberian gauge track. There may only be two lines but they get you to some interesting places and are clean, invariably on time and quite cheap.
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.
A short video of the head of the San Isidro procession as it arrived at Plaza Cantarero in Nerja.
Calm sea, clear water and blue skies.
There were several musicians on the Balcón de Europa including ‘Garbanzo’, a very good guitarist, and you can hear a snippet in the following QuickVid.
The Equality Walkers returning after their tour of the town.
A bit of Rhythmic Dance/Movement at the charity market on Sunday.