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This is kind of a mixed post.. first I have  pics from the shrimp festival, unfortunately they don’t show the fun that was actually had. Shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp was the order of the day..Prices were reasonable, and the live entertainment pretty good.  Then after these photos, I have more from the trip to Nerja, just because it is so nice and it’s only 40 minutes down the road.  First sandy beach you will encounter in the area.

Inside the tent, early in the evening

Inside the tent, early in the evening

Happy Consumers

Happy Consumers

Looking toward the bar and food service area

Looking toward the bar and food service area

A happy couple enjoying the shrimp and cerveza

A happy couple enjoying a tapa and a cerveza

Boat fun

Boat fun

View of the beach from the hotel bar

View of the beach from the hotel bar

and again

and again

One of the Hackney Cabs

One of the Hackney Cabs

Don't I rock

Don't I rock

Only in Spain

Only in Spain

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Okay so my friend is here visiting  from Canada, and so we have been doing a fair amount of nothing most of the time, but some days we actually get our act together and do something.  Our latest was a day trip to Nerja.

Nerja is about 40 minutes down the road in the direction of Malaga.  We took the bus from Salobrena, which cost 3.45 pp/each way, which is pretty good I think.  Anyway we got the 10am bus and after a slow drop and pick up in Almuñecar on the way, we were there in about an hour.  We walked the streets, did some shopping, we each got a new straw hat and then we took a stroll around the Balcon de Europe.  It’s a lovely outcrop of rock with a  plaza with seating, there is even a hotel and a couple of bars.  The temperature was something like 600C give or take a degree or two.

The streets were empty of the usual mid summer tourist throngs,  moving thru the streets was without any of the usual hustle and jostle.  All in all a pretty quiet town this summer. Normally it is exactly the opposite.

Anyway, we found a route down to a nice little beach, complete with a tiny shack of a bar, and from there we walked up to the hotel and had ourselves a tall cool tinto de verano.  Luck was on our side when the waiter not only told us of an elevator to take us up the 6 stories  to street level, he actually took us too the elevator door himself.   Just how old do we look? I ask you.  Day saved we had enough energy to go to lunch at a cute Mexican Restaurant that has great food, great atmosphere, and the decor is super festive.  One hint, don’t order the lemon margarita.. order a lime or strawberry.  Trust me.

Enjoy the photos from our day out in Nerja.

Contestant Number 1

Contestant Number 1

Contestant Number 2

Contestant Number 2

View from the Balcon de Europe

View from the Balcon de Europe

View from the Balcony

View from the Balcony

View on the other side of the Balcon de Europe

View on the other side of the Balcon de Europe

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Vendors Wagon.

Vendors Wagon.

Street scene.

Street scene.

Our Mexican Restaurant

Our Mexican Restaurant

Inside the restaurant

Inside the restaurant

take a close look at the menu

take a close look at the menu

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