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Just an open field below  Salobreña on the road to La Caleta.  Each year at this time the Pampas Grass flowers and can be seen  in nearly every open field in the area.  Colours vary from plant to plant, some are snow white, whilst others display beautiful shades of pink, purple and gold.

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And what a Sunday it was as far as the weather was concerned but, beauty abounds regardless.

How the day began

An hour later

In living color

High winds bring in the high rollers

That’s La Caleta for ya.

I don’t want to tell you what it looked like they were pulling out of the water.

This is all the same day

Fresh!

Gimme Shelter

Nothing like a guy with a trumpet on the beach.

Wait up guys!

An hour or two later

Yikes!

And yet the sun still shines

Curtain of rain.

Sunset coming on

Back down to the beach for the big finale.

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Pretty Girl

Nice horsey.

I spotted this lovely girl yesterday on one of my forays into the campo yesterday.  I pulled up to her and started oohing and cooing, and saying what a pretty girl she was and when was her baby due etc.  I didn’t really expect an answer, but I do like to engage animals when I can.  Anyway, as I pulled away, I took one last look, only to be met by some rather large horsicles, not a mare afterall.  He might even be a mule, that is how much I know about the equine world.

Jardinero planting new banana trees.

For all my banana pudding dreams.

A little further down the road I came across this chap just mapping out where he was going to plant his new banana trees; 2-3 meters apart he advises.  He made a point of telling me that these were local bananas, not the kind from the Canary Islands.   I was surprised at how small the root base is.

This is the church bell in La Caleta.

I was driving on the cat-mobile when I spotted this scene.  I must have passed this way 1000 times, and only yesterday noticed, I think, the church bell for the first time.  I mean I knew it was there, but I don’t remember ever seeing the bell so clearly from the highway.

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I went for a walk yesterday along the path that leads from the Plaza de Lavaderos in La Caleta along side the sea.  It was a strange day weather wise, grey and overcast, dull and looking like rain, which later turned to full on sunshine.  Even though the weather was a bit questionable at the time, it was still a lovely walk.

 

Just leaving the Plaza (Square).

The cool blue waters of the Mediterranean

Looking other worldly.

The biggest building that you see atop the hill is the Hotel Salobreña.

The stone pathway ends at this little cove, you may continue on but it is over hill and dale after this.

Clear pools of trapped seawater at the waters edge.

Watch for fallen rocks.

This marker denotes that this pathway is part of a longer official walking route through the area.

There is a small book available at the tourist office on the official marked walks and trails in the area.  They have walks listed for all level of walker out there, so even if it is not something you usually do, there will be a trail suited to your level of physical ability.  Happy Trails.

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The weather has been just beautiful the last couple of days, although windy, it has not detracted from enjoying a nice walk along the beach.  The sea is looking beautiful with its Caribbean like turquoise waters with frothy roiling white caps.

Grounded!

Sunbathing

Here's looking down at you kid

Translated, the Jester

Dining Al Fresco

Sugar Cane Factory in La Caleta

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I though I would post a couple of pics of Salobreña from up the Monte, so that people that may be coming to the area could get a feel for just where things are geographically.

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.

To give you an idea, it takes about 10 minutes to drive from Salobreña to the golf region, and walking from La Caleta to the golf course is doable, but it better be your only activity that day.  If driving, you only need to go a little bit further to visit the bird marshes for some excellent quiet time and bird watching.

Entrance to La Caleta with all the new builds. Alert Marina on the way!

The blossoms will be gone before we know it.

Who can resist her?

You're not in Kansas anymore.

You can't make this stuff up.

 

 

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It was a beautiful blustery day here in Salobreña, many took advantage of the lovely weather to take a walk along the beach or catch some rays.  This weekend also saw the annual fishing derby take place.

This reminds me of a glass copy of a wave.

Along the beach looking towards La Caleta

The Peñon restaurant closed for the season and under renovation.

Aaaah togetherness.

Catching some rays and reading the paper in the shelter of the Peñon.

Enjoying the sand and sea.

Beach BBQ

Fishermen competing for the biggest catch.

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