Surfing Trafalgar / Surfeando Trafalgar

La versión español está después de las dos fotos.

I HATE TECHNICAL difficulties. Between giving up on Google Blogspot, cursing Facebook, and creating a new blog presence on WordPress, it’s been kind of a tiresome week. But, if this is the worst my life has to offer, I’ll count myself extremely fortunate and I’ll stop whining (at least momentarily).

The weather here has been a bit less Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) and more Costa del Dreary. Rain is coming this weekend, which I love. And, surf’s up!

At the end of this post is a video from Alexander (18), Tynan and Elena’s “surfer dude” son, from his recent trip along the coast to Cabo [Cape] Trafalgar.

Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated the combined Spanish and French (Napoloeon) fleet off the cape in 1805. It’s the dividing line between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, about 2-1/2 hours west of us. Today’s history and geography lessons are now complete. Time to catch a wave to Málaga for a museum day.


ODIO LAS DIFICULTADES técnicas. Entre renunciar a Google Blogspot, maldecir a Facebook, y crear una nueva presencia en WordPress, ha sido una semana agotadora. Pero, si esto es lo peor que mi vida tiene para ofrecer, me considero extremadamente afortunado y dejaré de lloriquear (al menos momentáneamente).

Para los turistas, el clima aquí ha sido un poco menos Costa del Sol y más Costa del Lúgubre. Llega la lluvia esta fin de semana, que me encanta. ¡Y se acabó el surf!

Al final de esta entrada hay un video de Alexander (18), el “surfista” hijo de Tynan y Elena, de su reciente viaje por la costa a Cabo Trafalgar.

El almirante Horatio Nelson derrotó a la flota combinada española y francesa (Napoleón) del cabo en 1805. Es la línea divisoria entre el Mar Mediterráneo y el Océano Atlántico, aproximadamente 2.5 horas al oeste de nosotros.. Las lecciones de historia y geografía de hoy están completas. Es hora de coger una ola a Málaga para un día de museos.

Click here to be taken to YouTube to see Alexander and friends ride the waves (if you don’t see the video below).
Haz clic aquí para ir a YouTube y ver a Alexander y sus amigos montar las olas (si no ves el video de abajo).

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..

20 thoughts on “Surfing Trafalgar / Surfeando Trafalgar”

    1. Anne Marie:
      That video is priceless! I should share it with Alexander. The surfing “closeups” are priceless. And the cast… and their hair colors! Thanks for sharing the link!

    1. sillygirl:
      And I managed to catch that wave to Málaga yesterday without getting wet. Can’t say the same for today. Got caught in a drizzle while walking on the beach but got home before a brief downpour.

  1. GREAT video! Well done!
    November appears to be dreary everywhere. The snow we are getting as we speak brightens up the world………everything is white!!

    1. Jim:
      A mostly very dreary day today with already some spots of rain. Tonight and tomorrow are supposed to be heavy rain and more rain all week. Jerry is NOT happy.

  2. What a great video Mitch! When I watch surfers on our shores I always amaze at the strength and stamina they must have to be able to conquer these beautiful waves. Even when the weather is less than desirable they head out and capture the moment. Your blog is quite inviting. I love minimalist look.

    1. Ron:
      My blog’s minimalist look is based on my minimalist skill with WordPress! But I’ll try to not get carried away. When I was out walking today I saw several people taking sailboard lessons. Talk about strength!

      1. Oh yes sailboards are for people who have unbelievable strength. We ran into a fellow from Australia recently who travels the world looking for the best moment. Just imagine that! Now he was pretty much the perfect specimen for that world!!

      2. Ron: Yes, incredible strength, I think. Sadly, I haven’t seen a perfect specimen lately!

      1. Deedles:
        Sorry about the learning curve. Thanks for sticking with it. I’ll just assume that any Anonymous comment that’s clever is from you. I was concerned that you were finding the overly bright pages unpleasant, so I set about learning how to fix that … at least! Hugs

  3. Cloudy here for a few days so the sun in the video is especially welcomed. Your blog layout is shaping up nicely. I like the taupe background that cuts down on glare from the stark white. Hope we both get some sun soon.

    1. Wilma:
      Not much sun in store for us for the next several days… unless the weather forecasts are wrong (which is highly possible… if you can believe it)! I’m trying to not obsess about the appearance of the blog for now, but I couldn’t stand the glare either!

    1. Debra:
      Well, I’ve been IN Trafalgar Square a few times. I’ve been close to Cabo Trafalgar (our friend Tere lives in Conil de la Frontera, which is right nearby), but not much reason for me to make a stop there. Wouldn’t mind getting back to Trafalgar Square though!

  4. I actually have a word press ready to go in case google or blogspot have troubles, I played a bit on it, but didn’t find it as user friendly as blogspot.. But those views should calm you down And sorry about all the comment to other day. When I hate comment, it wasn’t appearing.

    1. Maddie:
      Sorry about the adjustment to my blog on WordPress. I also double commented the other day! At first I didn’t find it all that user friendly either. I still don’t know how to do a lot of things, but I’m finding it much easier than blogspot as i get familiar. Reliability seems better. And, HELP is beyond compare. I now have a paid account, but I started with a free account and was still able to get immediate and excellent help via chat.

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