Surviving Winter On The Costa Del Sol

San Geraldo’s “cyclonic winds” were back again over the weekend. It even rained enough to give us a good soaking. I loved it; San Geraldo complained. The sun and calm returned to start the week, so I went for a long walk. (Click the photos to experience January in Fuengirola.)

SUNRISE, AS SEEN FROM MY BEDROOM, AT THE START OF A CLOUDY DAY LAST WEEK.
OUR SECOND MANGO… FROM PIT.
(THE FIRST — GROWING BEFORE THE FRUIT WAS CUT OPEN — LOOKS BONSAI-LIKE)

OUR MANGOS AT SUNRISE TODAY.

HIBISCUS ON THIS WINTER DAY.

AROUND THE CORNER, PYROSTEGIA VENUSTA (ORANGE TRUMPET)

THE BOYS, WAITING FOR ME TO LET THEM OUT ON THE TERRACE
(AND TO LET IN THE WINTER AIR).

It’s always a good day when it ends with dinner at Sandpiper. Even better, they treat to chupitos (shots) of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Since San Geraldo began his diet some months ago, he cut out those chupitos. So, Jessica told Juan Carlos (the bartender) to start pouring both into one glass for me. It made me very happy. San Geraldo decided the other night to allow himself his chupito, which did not make me happy. But Jessica and Juan Carlos took pity and I still got a double.

CHUPITOS ON THE TERRACE AT SANDPIPER.
SO NICE ON A COLD WINTER NIGHT.

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..

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