Friday, March 1, 2013

Hitting a Sandbar

Today was a glorious, sunny day in Fuengirola. We even ate our first meal out on the terrace. OK, it was a lunch of ham sandwiches, but still... We did quite a bit of work around the apartment and I then went out to explore. So much to share (and so much blogging to catch up on). But my big event of the day was hitting the sandbar.





38 comments:

  1. How amazing! Is that a skull in the bookcase? It can't be...can it?

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    1. Judith:
      "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well."

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  2. You're just so cultural in Malaga!

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    1. Craig:
      I passed the pyramids yesterday, as well. But that was a bit too much culture for me. The sandbar was more my style.

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  3. Wonderful, and with all that rain you had the sand sticks better!

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    1. Peter:
      I'm surprised by how well some of this stuff survives in this weather.

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    1. Judeet:
      Some amazing stuff along the beach. This was being done by two guys, and they were clearly enjoying themselves.

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  5. Incredibly skilled artist at work there! Me thinks you guys are going to enjoy this move!

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    1. Jim:
      I used to love to sculpt things in the sand when I was a kid. My specialties were sea lions and, for some odd reason, nude women. Maybe I'll have to pick up the art again now that we're here.

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  6. Love it! Sand is such a wonderfully malleable substance with the magical property of turning everyone into a kid.

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    1. Stephen:
      You're so right. There were a number of these works along the beach. This was the most fun... and kid-like.

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  7. Hope the settling in goes well. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the new place when you're ready. Speaking of sand bars, isn't there a cocktail called "Sex on the Beach?"

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Nothing dramatic about the new apartment... except the view. Maybe some photos once we've painted. Right now, though, it is looking and feeling more and more like home.

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  8. Glad you're back blogging... sounds like the major part of the move is over. Those sand sculptures are amazing! Hope we'll get to see them before we leave.

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    1. Sharon:
      I hope you'll get to see them and we'll get to see you! The worst of the move is over. Now for the settling in and shopping!

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  9. Glad you're back ....now get out there and snap some pictures so I can stay green with envy!

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    1. Bob:
      The envy part is not my goal, but I can't wait to share more.

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  10. I am so impressed...such imagination and then the skill...incredible. So you sculpted nude women as a child....hmmm! That's OK...!
    I'm thinking this move was meant to be and good for the soul.
    Regards
    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      And in Jr. High School, I use to "tattoo" nude women on my friends arms (in ballpoint pen). I was well-known for them (and they even wrote a poem about it in the yearbook).

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    2. OK...that cries for a post....poem from your yearbook....any chance ?

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    3. Ron:
      I'll scan the little ditty from the yearbook.

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  11. OK, there was no question about how to pronounce Sevilla but how do your pronounce Fuengirola? The sand sculpture must be delight for everyone who sees it. What better use of art than to put it where everyone can see and enjoy it?

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    1. Mitch can write a post on it, but you can hear it here: http://nl.forvo.com/word/fuengirola/

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    2. Ms. Sparrow:
      I was ready to try to explain the pronunciation to you, but leave it to Peter to find a better way! The link is great. Just click any of the 4 daggers (arrows) on the left and you can hear it pronounced.

      I love sand sculpture!

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    3. Wow, great site for hearing it spoken out loud! Thanks!

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  12. Hey, this is kind of off course...but my daughter's father is working with a geology group at Torca del Carlista in Cantabria this summer. He has invited our daughter to come stay with him for a few weeks at the site. Do you know much about this area of Spain and if it is safe for children? Tinton (Liv's father says that it is beautiful and that she will be well looked after and not to worry....but I do...um....worry.)

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    1. Maria:
      I've never been there, but I've heard that the caves of Cantabria are amazing, and especially Torca del Carlisto. I would love to go one of these days. As for safety, there's no way they'll let Liv go anywhere near anything she's not qualified for. They're very strict about the experts-only areas. As for other kinds of safety, I wouldn't worry at all. (But then I'm not you!) Take a deep breath and wish her a good trip. What an amazing experience!

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  13. They sure beat the sand castles I made in my youth.

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  14. That is quite amazing. Pool/snooker a great sculpture.

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  15. I am going to try making a lifesize Shelley winters on prestatyn beach tomorrow x

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    1. Knatolee:
      What a fun hobby to get into. I walked by two days later and the entire area was back to "natural" beach. Looking forward to seeing what's next.

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