The Buoys Are Back In Town

High Season is soon to arrive here on the Costa del Sol and the city of Fuengirola is showing signs. Repairs are being done. The city is getting a fresh coat of paint. The restaurants along the beach (called “chiringuitos”) are mostly open again after being closed up tight for “non-season.” The lifeguards are back, although right now only on weekends. And the buoys are back to clearly define swimming areas from boating areas. (Click any image for a closer look.)

THE DIFFERENT COLOR BUOYS DEFINE A “LANE” THAT DIRECTS PEDDLE BOATS
AND OTHER SMALL CRAFT FROM THE BEACH.

In parts of the United States, the word “buoy” is pronounced “BOO-eee.” In other parts of the States, it’s pronounced exactly like the word “boy.” So, yes, the buoys are back in town.

YELLOW FLAG LAST WEEKEND. IT DIDN’T LOOK ROUGH TO ME.
SAND-FILLED BOAT NEXT TO A CHIRINGUITO.
USED FOR SMOKING SARDINES AND BETTER DELICACIES (ALL ON SKEWERS)
A VENDOR SELLING POLYSTYRENE FOAM AIRPLANE/KITES.
TOO BAD, THEY DON’T COME AS A SET OF NINE.

You had to know the song was coming…

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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