Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hamaca Haircut

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

ALONG OUR BEACHES, in defined areas, are beach clubs of sorts. Some offer beachside restaurant and bar service (from adjacent beach bars, known as chiringuitos). There's often free Wi-Fi service. But primarily there are chaise lounges and thatch umbrellas for rent at about 4.50€ for an entire day.

A chaise lounge is called a hamaca. I asked a local friend, "Well, what do you call an actual hammock, then?"

"Hamaca," he replied as if I were a complete idiot.

The thatch umbrellas are called sombrillas and they come in many different styles. My favorites are the ones with the fancy top knots. But often the ones that start off that way end up with "haircuts" by the end of the season.

A LO LARGO de nuestras playas, en áreas definidas, hay clubes de playa de tipo. Algunos ofrecen servicio de comida y bebida (de los chiringuitos). A menudo hay Wi-Fi gratuito. Pero principalmente hay hamacas y sombrillas para alquilar a unos 4,50 € por un día entero.

En inglés una hamaca de esta tipa se llama "chaise lounge" (de frances). Le pregunté a un amigo local, "Bueno, ¿cómo se llama una hamaca real, entonces?"

"Hamaca", respondió como si yo fuera un completo idiota.

Las sombrillas vienen en muchas estilas diferentes. Mis favoritos son los que tienen moños. Pero a menudo los que comienzan de esa manera terminan con "cortes de pelo" al final de la temporada.


SOME PLACES HAVE "CABANAS" AND RENTAL SOMETIMES INCLUDES A BOTTLE OF CAVA (SPANISH CHAMPAGNE).
ALGUNOS LUGARES TIENEN "CABANAS" Y ALQUILER A VECES INCLUYE UNA BOTELLA DE CAVA.




TOPKNOTS LAST YEAR. FLATTOPS THIS YEAR.
MOÑOS EL AÑO PASADO. CORTE DE PELO PLANO ESTE AÑO.

19 comments:

  1. Quite the selection of 'cuts'! I am amazed at the choices one has for rental.
    Whatever happened to the extra large beach towel and/or beach blanket that had to be held down with a rock in each corner? lol

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    1. Jim:
      We have loads of those, too. I've shared images only (mostly) of the rentals. I'll share images of the do-it-yourself beach-goers, too.

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  2. As I sit and eat breakfast I happen to see a folded over top knot on the 2 vet assistants at work next door. Is that weird or "knot"?!
    It's all in the timing that I would read your post today and see a similar head coiffeur.
    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      It just shows the magic of our connection.

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  3. I never had any fancy seating at a beach. I haven't been in years. Some would bring their own chairs. I'd end up sitting on a towel

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    1. Adam:
      I used to just take a towel. Now I usually take my own chair... or I rent a hamaca.

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  4. The "fresh" hamacas in the first photo are beautiful, but I like the way the hamacas age, too.

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    1. Wilma:
      Yep, those are the sombrillas, but I agree with you.

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  5. It all looks so luxurious and wonderful. No sitting on a towel on the lumpy sand.
    Lovely photos!
    Robin

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    1. Robin:
      You can still sit on a towel or the sand if you want. I sometimes do and I love that I can make the sand un-lumpy and custom-fit..

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  6. Those hamacas are what we call sun loungers and hammocks are what old time sailors used to sleep on because they sway with the ship and a chaise lounge is basically a fixed one ended settee, very useful for courting on ! :-)

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    1. Heron:
      I would call the hamaca a lounge chair and not really a chaise. You're right. And I use hammock and chaise really the same as you, too.

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  7. interesting; I would rent one of those to stay out of the sun.

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    1. anne marie:
      I rent one and drag it INTO the sun.

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  8. I do believe I have worn one of those as a head piece already.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      And I'm sure you wore it well!

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  9. I think it the ultimate pleasure (and allowance) to lounge in a chair of these sorts, all day, and do nothing else.

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