|TWO TRULY WONDERFUL INDIVIDUALS.|
There's even a brilliant, and obviously loved, assistance dog on hand (that unfortunately wasn't there when I visited — but I did get to see videos). Many people are able to get down to the water independently using the sand crutches. But then what to do with the crutches? One of the many things the dog has been trained to do is swim alongside until the person is in deep enough to float. The dog then takes the crutches to shore and waits for the signal to carry them back out.
The city has been providing such services, free of charge, for 10 years. It makes me proud of Fuengirola, my adopted home. Click any image to fill your heart with sunshine.
|HELPING A VISITOR INTO THE "FLOATING" WHEELCHAIR.|
|FOREGROUND: SAND CRUTCHES.|
|RELAXING ON THE TERRACE.|
|HELPING A VISITOR DOWN TO THE WATER.|