Saturday, April 20, 2013

Palm Trees Here and There

The weather wasn't great for our visit to New York. Raw, rainy, overcast, and windy. When it wasn't raw and rainy, it was still overcast and windy. The Dowager Duchess lives very near the ocean. The winds, like those here on the Mediterranean, can be overwhelming. One morning, San Geraldo and I were heading out for a stroll to Starbucks in Brighton Beach. It began to rain and the wind was blowing so hard that our umbrellas couldn't be opened. Fortunately, there's a Starbucks drive-thru about a mile away.

AT THE STARBUCKS DRIVE-THRU IN BROOKLYN.
THE KID BROTHER (AND OBSESSED NY YANKEES FAN?)
ANOTHER STARBUCKS DRIVE-THRU DAY — ON THE WAY TO THE CASINO..

Sunshine
The day we left New York, Wednesday, it was clear and sunny and in the mid 70s (24C). Apparently, Fuengirola had great weather while we were away. Since our return it's been warmer than New York but otherwise overcast and windy, with some scattered showers. I'm told New York has had nothing but sunshine. Ironic or just bad luck?

SPRINKLER PALM TREE, CONEY ISLAND, LAST WEEK.
CONEY ISLAND PIER CLOSED FOR REPAIRS SINCE HURRICANE SANDY.
GARDEN ALONG THE BOARDWALK, BRIGHTON BEACH.
THAT'S BEACH SAND WHERE THERE ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE BEACH SAND.

SAILING LESSONS TODAY IN FUENGIROLA.
CLICK FOR A BETTER VIEW. TINY SAILBOATS CAME OUT FOR LESSONS LATER IN THE DAY.

12 comments:

  1. April showers bring......I think you know the rest!
    What would we do without Starbucks! I think we (Ron and I)would become frantic!! lol
    The weather looks much the same in both locales.

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    1. Jim:
      We're happy without Starbucks here, but there are few café options near my mother's. Starbucks becomes a real treat.

      In pictures, the weather looks pretty much the same. In reality... there are people swimming here. (Oh, and I spent a couple of hours relaxing on the beach today... in the sun!)

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  2. So the weather is yucky pretty much every where. Here, today, fog spitting rain, plenty of wind and "yes" Sophie wants to go out! Huh? Why me?

    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      Glorious on the beach today. I actually had to shuffle in the sand to avoid burning my feet. Sophie would love it.

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  3. Love the shot of your teenage bro

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    1. John Gray:
      Doesn't it just stink!?! He's 53 years old!

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  4. Just a bit of weather bad luck, which will undoubtedly change.

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    1. Stephen:
      It changed. I had a day at the beach!

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  5. So you're feeling a bit under the weather then? Shall I send you some banana bread brownies with brown butter frosting?

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    1. Jacquelineand....
      Banana bread brownies with brown butter frosting?!? The heck with jet lag. I'll be right over!

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  6. The cold, wet weather has got to leave soon. Welcome back, sorry
    you missed the Sun.
    yvonne

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    1. Yvonne:
      No more complaining (at the moment). A spectacular day here. Thanks!

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