Almerimar Sand 24 April 2018

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Almerimar sand 24 April 2018

Look at the sand in Almerimar. Sadly, I am not writing about the beaches.

The three photos above show sand in Almerimar in different ways.

The top two pictures were taken this morning. After rainstorms yesterday. As you can see, the rain was carrying a lot of sand. The colour of our terrace wall and the floor are normally pretty much the same.

The second photo shows how much sand landed on our car when we were driving it in a rainstorm yesterday afternoon.

The third picture was taken before the rain started last night. It shows how much sand has been put on the 5th green on the Master course after the green was hollow tined. My guess is that quite a bit of the sand on the green might have been washed away by the rain last night.

One other point to note is that the Master course is expected to open again on Monday 7 May 2018 all being well.

I understand that the Junta Local (like a parish council) for Almerimar is getting in touch with the presidents of all urbanisations in the area.

I believe that they are going to try to set up a meeting to discuss action to be taken to control the level of mossies in town. I guess this can only be good news about how best to deal with this issue.

grass in the square 28 march 2018

 Fosil - the square 28 march 2018

La Cala - the square 28 march 2018 

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I had to pop down to see Sharon at Alcor Properties yesterday. While there I took a few pictures of changes in "The Square".

The grass is being reseeded, Fosil has a new outdoor space and La Cala is now open where La Gaviota used to be.

Council Letter March 18

Those people who pay their property tax to El Ejido council by direct debit will probably have received a letter similar to the one above recently.

I have OCRed the letter and put the results through Google translate.

Basically, it says that they will introduction the option to take their payments in 2 parts this year rather than as a single payment.

Read More for a Google translation of the letter.

Out and about 11 & 12 February 2018

Last week I mentioned about taking some photos of some more lots of building work in town. So while on the course yesterday I took a few photos. Plus I took a couple more photos of things while wandering around town this morning.

The photo above is of the new houses being built at the far end of the Classic course, behind the SEK school.

Read More for some more photos and information.

A Place In The Sun - Almerimar - C4 - 4 January 2018

I have just checked the A Place in the Sun website and the episode to be shown in the UK today covers Almerimar, Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce. It will be on Channel 4 at 4pm UK time.

You can see more details about the episode here on the A Place In The Sun website.

Looking at the information on the website it looks like there are 3 properties in the Almerimar area, one in Roquetas and one in Aguadulce.

However two of the Almerimar area properties are said to be in El Ejido.I guess this is technically true as Almerimar is part of the local government region of El Ejido.

Property 1 is shown as in Almerimar and was viewed through Alcor Properties. I know that this one is in Porto Fino as Sharon told me.

Looking at the photos on the website property 3 is in Spirit Mar. I am not sure where property 4 is. Perhaps in the lakes area or somewhere along the poniente beach area? I guess people will find out when they watch the show.

Today is the first day of a major windsurfing competition in Almerimar and there was just about no wind at all. With only light breezes predicted for the next couple of days.

Such a shame.

Almerimar - A Place In The Sun - Jan 18

I have been keeping an eye on the Channel 4 schedule. Yesterday I spotted the listing above for Thursday January 4th 2018 (click on the image to see a more readable version).

I am not certain but I think this is the episode that includes Almerimar. The reasons for this are:

- I know that this is the last episode presented by Jonnie Irwin in the current series (Jonnie was the presenter for the episode that included Almerimar);

- The couple involved in the episode featuring Almerimar ran a business in south London;

- I remember that the lady taking part had an unusual first name and George is pretty unusual; (UPDATED - I now know it is short for Georgia)

- The description above mentions a place called Marina Almería which I think does not exist. However it also mentions marina or sea views which fits in with places I know they filmed (including Almerimar & Roquetas de Mar).

At the moment I am trying to confirm for certain that this is the episode featuring Almerimar. If I find out for certain I will publish an update here.

Building Near Mercadona 12 December 2017

New Dentist 12 December 2017

Newc Dentist 12 December 17

While Jacqui was at the dentist this morning I took a couple of photos in town.

Throughout 2017 we have seen slowish progress on two big pieces of building work. One is the building near the vets that is over the road from Mercadona (top photo - I still have no idea what sort of business is to be located there). The other is the new dentist surgery just up the road from the chemist (bottom 2 photos).

As you can see there is now a bit more progress as windows are being installed in both locations. However I think there will still be quite some time before these places are open.

This morning the dentist told Jacqui that he hopes to move in to his new premises sometime before the summer. I would not bet on it happening by then.

Just a quick warning notice. I have been informed that some burglars are active in Almerimar at the moment. In particular, a number of trasteros (storage rooms) in Porto Fino were broken into recently.

11:30am 7/12/17 Just had an update from the A Place In The Sun Facebook page: one of the episodes in the last week of the winter season will feature Jonnie Irwin. It will be shown on 4 January 2018 and will be an episode from somewhere in the province of Almería. They say it is from "Marina Almería", wherever that is. I have asked if they know the towns that will be covered in the episode.

The people who manage the A Place In The Sun Facebook page have just told me that there are no more episodes involving Jonnie Irwin to show in the current series (Winter Sun - started in late November 2017).

They have said that the next season of episodes to be released after the current one should start in spring 2018. So I guess this will be a Summer Sun series that will perhaps include the episode that was filmed in Almerimar in early June 2017.