beach club 31 july 2018

beach club 31 july 2018

beach club 31 july 2018

Thanks to Alan D for the photos above. There are a couple more in the Gallery.

It looks like the site of the old beach club on the Poniente promenade is going to be modernised at long last. The top photo is what it looks like now. The bottom two are of what it will look like, all being well.

Idris diploma - 12 July 2018

Idris diploma - 12 July 2018

Idris diploma - 12 July 2018

Idris diploma - 12 July 2018

Last night Idris Browning was given a diploma by the Junta Local de Almerimar for his work with the expat community in Almerimar over many years. Her was one of a number of people who received diplomas at an event in the Tiburon square (behind El Espigon) last night. Not too long after 10pm.

The photos above include Idris and others who were honoured by the Junta Local.

The council is recognising the contribution of various people on Thursday evening (12 July 2018) at 10pm in the Tiburon square. Including Idris.

Shirley is keeping this a surprise from Idris so please do not tell him if you see him.

Anyone is welcome to attend the event.

Read More to see a copy of the announcement from the Junta Local Almerimar page on Facebook. Plus a Google translation into English.

Houses behind D'Bar -6 July 18

I had a reason to drive up Calle Foque yesterday. On the way back down I took a photo of the properties that are under construction behind D'Bar.

There is quite a bit of construction going on in various parts of town. Also, it appears that properties are selling more regularly again. The property market in Almerimar definitely feels like it is picking up at the moment.

The article here on La Voz de Almería has details of a political dispute about the running of recently built marinas in Andalucía, including Almerimar.

The article states that the concession for the marina in Almerimar will last until 2025 (typo in the Spanish version says 2005).

There was a dispute about whether the 50 year concession (to run?) the marina should be terminated early or not.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

Our water supply was not working forst thing this morning. It is now back on but the pressure is very low. So there is just a trickle coming out of the taps. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

I am not sure how widespread this problem is in Almerimar. Maybe it is confined to the Calle Alcor area of town?

road works - june 2018

roadworks june 2018

roadworks june 2018

roadworks june 2018

As you can see from the photos above it is probably worth trying to avoid driving around "the square" at the moment. It looks like they are installing new drains.

Golf Hotel Garden - May 2018

As you can see from the photo above there is some work going on in the garden of the golf hotel at the moment.

During the winter a lot of the Swedish golfers like to sit outside when they have a drink. In the past there were tables set up on the grass in the garden of the golf hotel close to the clubhouse. It looks like this area is now being paved while there are not many guests in the hotel.

I bumped into Christina G this morning who mentioned that people have been asking why the property tax paid to the local council is less this year.

The answer is that it is not less. It is just that the council is taking the payment by direct debit in two stages this year.

Please see the article here for a bit more detail.

Portugese Man O' War? - 29 Apr 18

One of our readers, Gary S, found the thing above on the beach near La Barbera recently. He said he thinks it might be a Portuguese Man O' War. He also said he thought they could still sting even when dead. If WIkipedia is correct this is the case as I found the following quote:

"Detached tentacles and dead specimens (including those that wash up on shore) can sting just as painfully as the live organism in the water and may remain potent for hours or even days after the death of the organism or the detachment of the tentacle."

I found the photo below of a live one from the National Geographic website. It looks similar. So in the words of Hill Street Blues "Let's be careful out there".

Portuguese Man O' War

I am not sure whether everyone in town is suffering from the same problem.....

For the last few weeks we seem to be having lots of short glitches in the electricity supply. Some are a few seconds long. Others are so short the clocks on the oven and microwave do not even reset themselves.

We have a combined light and fan in the living room. We leave this switched on at the light switch but switched off via a remote control. When the power glitches the light switches itself on. This is a bit on a nuisance, particularly at night.