Looks like the work tarting up the outside of Osteria Da Ralph is pretty much complete now.
I( was in the tourist office this morning doing stuff to do with the council. While there I asked for details of upcoming events. I was given the posters above.
The photo above was from the road outside Mercadona.
You can see more details about the Clásica de Almería 2020 here on their website. It looks like they come in along the coast from Guardias Viejas, go past Mercadona then leave up the hill.
This morning I had to call in to the clubhouse. On the way down there I noticed that work was taking place on the Minimal bar. Close to the roundabout to the clubhouse car park. So it looks like that place might open again soon.
The other piece of minor news is that it appears that the seagulls are nesting again. On the rocks between the 1st tee and the 4th green. So watch out for seagulls dive bombing you in that area. They perch on the top of the street lights. Then come flying in if you go near their nest.
A reader Kenneth P sent this information a couple of days ago. He received it from the administrators for his urbanisation.....
"Buenas tardes vecinos,
Hoy se ha procedido en Almerimar al cambio de las frecuencias de la televisión(dividendo digital).
Si no ven los canales de tv deben resintonizar su televisor.
Si aún así siguen teniendo problemas, llamen a la Administración para solucionarlo.
Igualmente, también les avisamos que en estos días habrá fallos hasta que no terminen con dicho cambio.
From Google translate:
Good afternoon neighbors,
Today, Almerimar has changed the television frequencies (digital dividend).
If you do not see TV channels you must re-tune your TV.
If you still have problems, call the Administration to solve it.
Likewise, we also warn you that these days there will be failures until they finish with that change.
Just a quick update about the couple of groups being organised to play cards in Almerimar. One regularly and one on an ad-hoc basis.
The progressive whist group is having it's 3rd regular Tuesday afternoon event later today. The events are organised via an Almerimar Progressive Whist WhatsApp group I set up.
The WhatsApp group I set up for experienced bridge players has now showed a bit of progress. A group of 4 people organised their own ad-hoc get together in Almerimar late last week. There are probably not enough people here to have regular events scheduled. However hopefully groups of 4 players will choose to meet from time to time on an ad-hoc basis.
UPDATED - the pictures in the Gallery have been given names describing their location.
Earlier today Jacqui and I spent an hour and a half wandering around the centre of town seeing what changes we could spot.
There are 22 photos from the marina and the surrounding area here in the Gallery. They show businesses that are opening, closing and having sales. Have a look at the pictures and post a question on our Facebook page and ask if you want more details of what is going on.