Hitting a Sandbar

Today was a glorious, sunny day in Fuengirola. We even ate our first meal out on the terrace. OK, it was a lunch of ham sandwiches, but still… We did quite a bit of work around the apartment and I then went out to explore. So much to share (and so much blogging to catch up on). But my big event of the day was hitting the sandbar.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

38 thoughts on “Hitting a Sandbar”

    1. Jim:
      I used to love to sculpt things in the sand when I was a kid. My specialties were sea lions and, for some odd reason, nude women. Maybe I'll have to pick up the art again now that we're here.

  1. Hope the settling in goes well. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the new place when you're ready. Speaking of sand bars, isn't there a cocktail called "Sex on the Beach?"

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Nothing dramatic about the new apartment… except the view. Maybe some photos once we've painted. Right now, though, it is looking and feeling more and more like home.

  2. Glad you're back blogging… sounds like the major part of the move is over. Those sand sculptures are amazing! Hope we'll get to see them before we leave.

  3. I am so impressed…such imagination and then the skill…incredible. So you sculpted nude women as a child….hmmm! That's OK…!
    I'm thinking this move was meant to be and good for the soul.

    1. Ron:
      And in Jr. High School, I use to "tattoo" nude women on my friends arms (in ballpoint pen). I was well-known for them (and they even wrote a poem about it in the yearbook).

  4. OK, there was no question about how to pronounce Sevilla but how do your pronounce Fuengirola? The sand sculpture must be delight for everyone who sees it. What better use of art than to put it where everyone can see and enjoy it?

    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      I was ready to try to explain the pronunciation to you, but leave it to Peter to find a better way! The link is great. Just click any of the 4 daggers (arrows) on the left and you can hear it pronounced.

      I love sand sculpture!

  5. Hey, this is kind of off course…but my daughter's father is working with a geology group at Torca del Carlista in Cantabria this summer. He has invited our daughter to come stay with him for a few weeks at the site. Do you know much about this area of Spain and if it is safe for children? Tinton (Liv's father says that it is beautiful and that she will be well looked after and not to worry….but I do…um….worry.)

    1. Maria:
      I've never been there, but I've heard that the caves of Cantabria are amazing, and especially Torca del Carlisto. I would love to go one of these days. As for safety, there's no way they'll let Liv go anywhere near anything she's not qualified for. They're very strict about the experts-only areas. As for other kinds of safety, I wouldn't worry at all. (But then I'm not you!) Take a deep breath and wish her a good trip. What an amazing experience!

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