Into The Mystic / En La Mística

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OUR FRIEND LULU and I rode the cablecar up to the top (800m/2,600 ft) of Mount Calamorro in Benalmádena to take in the breathtaking views and the excellent birds of prey exhibition at the “Garden of the Eagles.” The sun has been shining for days. Clear blue skies. Beach weather. I was certain we’d be able to see Africa from the top.

However, as is common during Semana Santa (Easter Week), the clouds rolled in [this morning] and rain is on its way. I’m told it’s because The Virgin is crying. Well, so am I. Instead of going into the sunshine, we went into the mists. It was 16C (61F) down below and perhaps 9C (48F) at the top — and humid and windy. The concession stand made good money selling sweatshirts — to poorly prepared people like me. Some of the birds were momentarily lost in the fog. But it was still a great time.

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NUESTRA AMIGA LULU y yo viajamos en el teleférico hasta la cima (800m) del Monte Calamorro en Benalmádena para contemplar las impresionantes vistas y la excelente exposición de aves rapaces en el “Jardín de las Águilas”. El sol brilla desde hace días. Cielo azul claro. Estaba seguro de que podríamos ver África desde la cima.

Sin embargo, como es común durante la Semana Santa, las nubes rodaron [esta mañana] y la lluvia está en camino. Me han dicho que es porque la Virgen está llorando. Bueno, yo también. En lugar de entrar a la luz del sol, entramos en la niebla. Fue 16C abajo y quizás 9C en la parte superior — y húmedo y ventoso.. El puesto de la concesión hizo buen dinero vendiendo sudaderas — a personas mal preparadas como yo. Algunas de las aves se perdieron momentáneamente en la niebla. Pero aun así fue un gran día.

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..

22 thoughts on “Into The Mystic / En La Mística”

  1. What a view!….even in all that mist!
    So is one to assume that it is always a little cooler up there even in the middle of summer?
    Would make for a good repreve from the heat.
    Great photos Mr. Man!

    1. Adam,
      It was fascinating. They usually send a couple of vultures to fly off and float on the air currents. But they said in that fog, they would get confused and if free wouldn’t fly in that weather. I had no idea.

  2. Oh My Goodness I loved the fog and misty bird photos even the cable car mountains views. The bird photos where the best.
    I understand the Virgin Crying, I quite feel like crying this week. It has been a bad week everywhere.

    cheers, parsnip

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