Warm in the sun, cool out in the gusting wind and cold in the shade, it was time to pop down to Burriana beach, Nerja, and see how all the sand shifting and tree planting went.
The Department of Coasts have been busy recently, moving sand, clearing sand away from access paths and stairs and generally cleaning up the beach ready for the first tourist season, Easter.
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It is certainly Palm Tree City now. You can tell how windy it was by looking at how the leaves on the palms are bending! And by looking at the state of the sea, of course.
As one might expect with the recent/current storms along the Málaga coastline, some of the good work appears to have been undone already. Here and there are uncovered pipes.
And a few holes where work was interrupted.
At least we know the workmen will be returning as their office accommodation is still standing on the beach.
Still, there is plenty of time to redo it all in time for Easter! And of course, in keeping with the new Council ‘Image’ policy, when the sun loungers are put out again they will all be navy blue, shaded by navy blue parasols and attended by personnel in….navy blue.
People might, and they often do, engage in vigorous debate about the quality of the famous paella at Ayo’s restaurant, but one fact is clear, it remains exceedingly popular. Today, Ayo’s was almost packed. Most other beachfront restaurants had a few customers and the second-line, mainly foreign, establishments had very few or none, so he must be doing something right!