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…