Friday 10 October 2014

Daily life in the sun

For the past five days we have been relaxing with Darren's family in Fuengirola. The weather has been wall to wall sunshine, and we have got into the habit of playing tennis every morning, regular swims in the pool, a little bit of sightseeing and frequent visits to bars and restaurants.
I didn't get around to taking any photos and decided to put that right today.
We caught a bus up into the mountains to a beautiful little town called Mijas.
In a textbook example of bad timing, today started out fairly cloudy and we were just having lunch when a tremendous storm hit.
Within about 10 seconds torrential rain was wrecking the happy al fresco scene.
Rivers ran down the road and the restaurant staff were soaked to the skin as they tried to protect the tables from the elements. It was very dramatic, but hardly the sunny scenes that I had in mind.
Within about 20 minutes it was all over and the sun tried to return, so I took the opportunity to pose on a metal donkey.
It was possible to ride a real one, and there was plenty if them around, but I always struggle with animals so decided to quit while I was ahead.

1 comment:

  1. Donkeys and torrential rain: are you sure you didn't take a wrong turn (that pesky sat nav) and end up in Blackpool instead of Spain?