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This past Sunday during an exceptionally busy afternoon at the Restaurant El Asador a fire broke out in one of the kitchen extractor fans.  With all of the wood in the restaurant the fire spread quickly and resulted in completely gutting the restaurant.  Several apartments above the restaurant had to be evacuated with one family having to spend the night in a local hotel.  Thankfully only two persons were injured.

It’s such a shame, because it had just undergone extensive renovations, the food was good and the tapas excellent.  It was my go to winter bar when friends were in town, such a shame.  Let’s hope it’s up and running in no time.

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Although there is always so much to see at the Romeria, the ladies really do take center stage with their beautiful colorful dresses.  Enjoy.

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Never too early to start.

I took so many photos this year, that one post just isn’t going to cut it.  First, the kids.

Posers albeit reluctant ones

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Well I got a very pleasant surprise when I opened my blog page this morning to post the photos that I had taken yesterday.  We are having beautiful fall weather, and with it beautiful stunning skies.  Anyway back to my pleasant surprise.

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I am currently sitting at 99,999 viewers as of right now.. it was so momentous, I just had to take a photo!  It’s been 6 years since I started the blog, and recently it’s been quite difficult to come up with new things to write about.  Salobreña and the area are really quite  special, but it’s difficult to be fresh after 5 years, but I am going to continue to try.

Who will be 100K, if it’s you, please tell us where you are from!

Now the big news, we are only days away from the annual Romeria here in Salobreña.  To me this is the biggest day of the year here and one of the biggest parties going.  I never miss it.  There is food and music and traditional dress and horses and fireworks and you name it, it is happening on the beach on Sunday.  If you are here, be sure to get your program from the tourist office, you won’t want to miss a thing.  To see just what will be going on, check the archives for October’s past in or around the 7th of October.  You won’t want to miss this!

Now, back to those skies!

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Brrr but it is a chilly spring that we are experiencing.  Day after day of clouds and cold weather, the good news though, is that the skies have finally opened up and it is raining, that means clear blue skies are on the way.

Shops are closed tomorrow, May Day so shop til ya drop today if you need to.

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One of last years entrants

The Cruces de Mayo competition is about to start as well.  There are 12 crosses competing this year for a total of 590 euros in prize money.  There are two categories, Crosses in open spaces, and Crosses in closed spaces.  Prize for best outdoor space is 290.00 euros and 240.00 euros for the best indoor cross.  I will attempt to see all of them over the next few days and take photos.

For those eager to see them all, you can can obtain a cruces passport and if you manage to see 10 of the 12 your name will go into a draw for 1 of 4 prizes.  Those prizes are.  Passports may be obtained at any of the cross locations, as well as the Tourist Office and the Casa de Cultura.

1st prize Dinner for Two at Restaurant La Traviesa

2nd prize  Lunch for Two at the Escuela de Hosteleria

3rd prize 1 bucket of beer plus a rosca sandwich from Tasca de Galera

4th prize 1 bottle of Rum Pálido plus mix from Sunem Playa.

A list of locations to see the crosses is shown directly below.

Click to access cruces_inscritas_2013.pdf

Now for some shots of our very cloudy skies.

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Just a note to remind everyone to take a look at the What’s Happening section to the right.  There is plenty going on and the list will be added to. You can pick up a program at the Tourism Office as well.

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Last week Salobreña had the pleasure of hosting the first of what promises to be an annual event celebrating some of the very talented people that live in the area.  It was  a great success, and the quality of work on display was very high.

Many different mediums were represented, including, paper maché, pastel drawings, photography, acrylic & oil paintings, ceramic and mosaic works.  All and all a very good mix with a little something for everyone.  The mastermind behind the project was Helen McCormack, http://www.saloarte.org, who is  currently the president of the International Club of Salobreña.  A very busy woman indeed. Great job Helen!  Did I mention that the show was held in the lovely surroundings of the Salobreña Castle at night!

 

Here is some of what you missed.  I apologize in advance for the picture quality, night shooting is difficult for me.

 

 

 

 

   

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I put these two items in the sidebar, but I thought I would mention them here in the blog body as there are two very interesting and entertaining festivals running at the moment.  One is the Segovia Festival in La Herradura, and the other is the Tenth Annual HocusPocus  Magic Festival with award winning acts from around the world currently running in Granada.  I highly recommend both!

Tis the season for great entertainment!  Please see the What’s Happening sidebar for websites and more information.

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