Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It's A Treat To Beat Your Feet

It was a bright, sun-shiny day! We walked over to El Jazzy for coffee this morning and, afterward, I took a 1-1/2-hour walk on the paseo. The City and businesses are out in force cleaning up the mess. Mountains of mud are being scooped up by trucks. Streets and walkways are being powerwashed.

MUD BEING CORRALLED ALONG THE PASEO.

There's a lot of work to be done on the beaches. Boardwalks and facilities were torn apart by the rain and mud. Huge trenches have been cut through the sand and the entire beach and shoreline need to be re-graded. I don't know what they do about all that mud on the beach. Maybe it's heavier than sand and will just sink? Right now, it's not very pleasant, but the tourists are back out there sun-bathing. I don't blame them. I saw many sad-looking people dragging their suitcases to the train station yesterday. (Click the images for bigger mud pies.)

SUNDAY AND...
... TUESDAY.
AT ANOTHER SPOT, THE SUN-BATHERS HAD ALREADY RETURNED.


It's a treat to beat your feet on the Mediterranean Mud, too...

19 comments:

  1. Mud facials, mud packs always seem to put a smile on one's face.

    Our Bay of Fundy beaches are renowned for mud slides and smearing. Oh what fun!

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    1. Ron:
      If I knew what was in that mud, a mud facial might be appealing. Come to think of it, if I knew what was in THAT mud, a facial would be the last thing I'd want!

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  2. What a mess it was/is!
    But soon it will be all like new once again.
    That must have been a very serious rain storm to do that much damage.
    I bet mud (or its Spanish word) is the word of the week there.

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    1. Jim:
      There's another word that's been preceding mud around here. But, for the word "mud" itself, they've been saying "barro."

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  3. Thanks for the video! Very cheering! So which word for mud would you use in this case? Lodoso? Fangoso?

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    1. Shawn:
      The word I've been taught for this mud is "barro." Fangoso and lodoso would be muddy, but no one has been using either fango or lodo. I'll bet tomorrow someone will!

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  4. It's great that the Spaniards are aggressively cleaning all this up. I'm sure it will look perfect again in no time.

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    1. Stephen:
      Our street is sparkling clean again and they've been out on the beach hauling away all that bamboo. I'm still waiting to see how they deal with all the mud... and how they regrade (rebuild) the beach.

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  5. What a disaster!!!! All you need are some pigs to roll around in that mud!

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I was surprised to not see any drunk tourists doing just that.

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  6. Mmm, mud pies. Nah, yucky. But I'd still be sunbathing too.
    Stay clean Mitchell - if not of mind, of body. =)

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    1. Robyn:
      Too late for the mind. But, I'm about to step in the shower.

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  7. It is good to see life returning to normal after the storm.

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    1. Travel:
      I have been so impressed with their efficiency in getting things back in order. Most of the local streets are spotless, but there are still some low-lyng roads and highway underpasses that were completely filled with mud. What a job!

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  8. Next week in our Spanish class I'm going to have to ask what word is used for "mud" here... there's plenty in our dirt and cobblestone streets after last weeks rain! But there's no one to hose it away... a lot of folks here hose off their front stoop into the street... making the streets even muddier.

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    1. Sharon:
      I know barro is one of the words used but there are several others. I'm curious to hear what you learn. Our streets are now unbelievably clean. But there's so much work left to do on the beach (and they are working and working).

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  9. Fascinating to see things tidied up so.

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