Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dune Messiah / Mesías De Dune

La versión inglés está antes de la versión español.

I'VE GOT ONE more blog post about that house in San Diego (the two previous posts) but, for today, we're back in the present. San Geraldo and I took a 20-minute drive Wednesday to a small port in greater Marbella called Cabopino. We had lunch before heading over to the Artola Dunes immediately west of the port (and east of Marbella). At the eastern end of Artola Beach is Thieves Tower, built during Moorish rule some time before the 15th century. Preservation of the sand dunes, removal of invasive species, and the building of five elevated walkways were completed in the last couple of years.

The doctor told San Geraldo he's supposed to be walking more. The boardwalks protect 30 hectares (300,000 square meters or 3,229,173 square feet) of dunes. I'd say he followed doctor's orders. He'd say he deserves an ice cream.

TENGO UNA ENTRADA más de mi blog sobre esa casa en San Diego (las dos entradas anteriores), pero hoy volvemos al presente. San Geraldo y yo tomamos un viaje de 20 minutos el miércoles a un puerto en Marbella llamado Cabopino. Almorzamos antes de dirigirnos a las dunas de Artola inmediatamente al oeste del puerto (y al este de Marbella). En el extremo oriental de la playa de Artola se encuentra La Torre Ladrones, construida durante el dominio de los moros antes del siglo XV. La preservación de las dunas, la eliminación de especies invasoras, y la construcción de cinco pasarelas elevadas se completaron en los últimos años.

El médico le dijo a San Geraldo que se supone que debe caminar más. Las pasarelas de madera protegen 30 hectáreas (300,000 metros cuadrados) de dunas. Yo diría que siguió las órdenes del médico. Él diría que se merece un helado.

MY DUNES MESSIAH.
MI MESÍAS DE LAS DUNAS.
THE RESTORED THIEVES TOWER.
LA RESTAURADA TORRE LADRONES.


GIBRALTAR AT RIGHT ON THE HORIZON. FAR LEFT IS NORTHERN AFRICA (I THINK IT'S CEUTA), WHICH BELONGS TO SPAIN). OH, FOR A CLEAR DAY!
GIBRALTAR A LA DERECHA. EXTREMA IZQUIERDA, EL NORTE DE ÁFRICA (CREO QUE ES CEUTA). ¡OH PARA UN DÍA DESPEJADO!

30 comments:

  1. boardwalk + sand dunes = jersey beach town!

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    1. anne marie:
      Just like being transported to New Jersey! (Not!)

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  2. Looks like a nice walk, and you can see Africa from there.

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  3. I love walking on boardwalks and that's a beautiful one!

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    1. Debra:
      I do, too. And this was idyllic. We'll have to see what it's like in summer.

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  4. I love that walk, and I love that kind of history.

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    1. Bob:
      The history is everywhere here. A recent storm (and tornado!!!) in Cádiz exposed a Roman aqueduct!

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  5. Oh, it looks so beautiful! What a view!

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    1. Robyn:
      The day was perfect for it. It must get mobbed in summer, but we'll have to check it out. Being able to walk there with almost no one else around was ideal.

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  6. Beautiful! If I had some place like that, I'd have no problem obeying my doctor's orders to walk more. It would be worth the effort of putting on clothes! Of course, I'd walk while eating the ice cream.

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    1. Deedles:
      Jerry would be happy to join you.

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  7. Now that's my kind of beach...no high-rise apartments, no crowds, lots of sand and pines and brush and ocean views. And the boardwalks are gorgeous too. Keep on walking!

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    1. Frank:
      I don't need any encouragement to get out and walk, but this was so refreshing. No cars. No buildings. No construction. And few people!

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  8. Beautiful and a wonderful way to get in that long walk, Jerry! Kudos! Thanks for the views, Mitchell. ��

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    1. Elaine:
      It was a revelation. What a beautiful spot so close to home.

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  9. As a history buff, I'd love to take that walk. Don't have 500 years or so structures where I live.

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    1. Kirk:
      We've got Roman ruins a few minutes walk from home. And a castle from the year 1000. You'd love it.

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  10. of course he deserves ice cream; the cap to a perfect outing.

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  11. What a great place for a walk, so beautiful with the islands in the distance

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    1. Cheapchick:
      From that angle, Gibraltar looks like an island, but it's attached to the mainland. And I wish the day were clearer for a better view of Africa. Also not islands. That little mass between the two (closer to Gibraltar) is a ship going through the Straight of Gibraltar.

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  12. I have a little Spanish/Portuguese in me (only found via DNA test), I kind of wonder what those ancestors were and what happened to them during the Moorish rule and later the Catholic takeover.

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    1. Adam:
      It does make history more real, doesn't it?

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  13. That looks amazing, I suggest a drive over once a week. ;) Great for taking photos and for walking.

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    1. Snoskred:
      I agree with your suggestion!

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  14. That last photo is incredible. I could walk all day with views like that!

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    1. Jennifer:
      Will have to keep going back.

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