Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Keep On Truckin'

We've had a couple of storms recently. The first resulted in our corner yucca biting the dust yet again (click here if you missed it). The second was last night (Tuesday). I slept through it. But San Geraldo told me about it in the morning. There was an exciting lightning show far out (thankfully) at sea. The surf, which has been churning this week, was kicking up this morning and got wild this afternoon.

9 A.M.: THE VIEW FROM OUR LIVING ROOM.

It looked like the entire city clean-up crew came out to regrade the beach and remove the debris. Trucks of all kinds.

MAKING HAY.
AND HEADING OFF FOR MORE.
MORE.
NOT A VERY STABLE OR ARTFUL HAYSTACK.
TRUCKS EVERYWHERE. 
ALL KINDS OF EQUIPMENT.
THE GARDENS ARE THRIVING ALL ALONG THE BEACH.
SAN GERALDO AND I TOOK A WALK THIS AFTERNOON.
STILL A LOT OF CLEAN-UP TO BE DONE.

Keep on Truckin'...



AND, AS LONG AS YOU'RE TRUCKIN'... 

27 comments:

  1. Aw, was expecting the Grateful Dead "Truckin"..............

    Even when there's a storm in Fuengirola, the beach is beautiful!

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    1. Carole:
      The Eddie Kendricks song was the first that popped into my head... and then wouldn't leave. Then I started thinking about the Grateful Dead and decided to save that one for another time!

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    2. :) I'll look forward to that one too!

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  2. That is one mighty cleanup operation, followed by one mighty ugly outfit.
    Too bad there were no crews to haul that off'a the beach!

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    1. Bob:
      I actually liked those tights (and they were a couple of blocks away from the beach). It's those matching husband-and-wife outfits in the distance (day-glo green shirts, white Capri pants, white socks and sneakers) I could have lived without!

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  3. Ooh là là, what pants!
    Plus... wow... that's lots of cleanup!

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    1. Judy:
      The clean-up continues today. They've cleared yesterday's haystack and have bullet another one even higher. What a load of work.

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  4. Wild surf seasonally comes with the neighbourhood I see. I am trying to get my head around all the clean up regime falling into line. Yes, your world appears to be quite civilized. The New World not so much!! We had a section of boardwalk railing broken for 2 years ~ Hello ~ and it was being repaired yesterday.

    Oh to be in Spain!

    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      I am continually amazed by the care taken of our streets and beaches.

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  5. I love your beach now it is nice to rest there so peaceful.

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    1. Gosia:
      It is refreshingly quiet here now. But Fuengirola Fair starts on the 6th, so things will liven up for a week.

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  6. What great excitement out your windows, Mitchell! Lots to see/watch! They waste no time in getting the place cleaned up, do they?
    You are like Ron...he slept through the biggest hurricane we had here in decades a few years ago.
    Love those tights! Girls have all the fun!!

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    1. Jim:
      My sleep habits are so inconsistent. I usually don't sleep at all soundly and am up every 45 minutes or so. THEN... I miss a really good lightning storm!

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  7. As much as I liked those tights (and yes, I really do)... the structure side of me would have matched up the sides so they were mirror image... I used to "manufacture" a lot of clothing and cringe just looking at the mis-match.

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    1. Sharon:
      I thought those tights were great. But, although, I'm usually like you when it comes to fabric patterns aligning, I like the lack of symmetry on these.

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  8. I've never seen a beach as well tended as yours. Certainly not here in Oregon.

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    1. Stephen:
      I've never seen anything like this either.

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  9. What a mess. Clearly the authorities take tidy beaches very seriously. I suppose it could affect tourism if it was not promptly cleaned.

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    1. Andrew:
      You're absolutely right. It's good that the city appreciates the importance for tourism.

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  10. The south of France has been reeling from those storms and people have died. Awful. Luckily for us, all we're getting is the flow of warm air from Spain. The rain from Spain is staying mainly in l'Hérault.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Sorry to learn about the seriousness of the storms up there. Locally, other than some flooded terraces, etc., it's simply been something to watch.

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  11. There was an article in the paper about the decline in blue jean sales. It seems that those yoga pants are taking over but they don't really make a fashion statement!

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      I actually really like those stretch pants she's wearing, but I had no idea they were yoga pants. That design is a bit "wired" for yoga!

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  12. I'm intrigued how tidy and organized the clean up process looks. What a great system !

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    1. Spo:
      They really are incredibly good at this. But there's so much debris this time that there's still a huge pile across the street waiting for pick-up. At least the rest of the beach is clean.

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  13. Wow,,that's quite the clean-up operation!

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    1. Knatolee:
      It was a mess on the beach and a huge amount of work. There's a newer (and larger) pile of debris still waiting to be picked up. Given what's already been hauled away, I think this pile is about 8 truckloads.

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