The Power / El Poder

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IT’S CALM SEAS and sunny skies today (at least in regard to the seas and skies). We had a few days of rough seas last week (metaphorically, as well, as you all know), as well as one day of pea soup fog (politics as usual). I went for a walk to the jetty near the Port of Fuengirola because I love to witness the power of the sea as it crashes over the stones. I wasn’t disappointed.

The small bay formed between the jetty and the port can be a great place for surfing on days when the waves are wild and haphazard on our other local beaches. I spotted Alexander, our friends’ Tynan and Elena’s son, taking advantage of the waves. He and his friends have an app on their mobiles alerting them to good spots for surfing and they never miss a chance — once they get school and work out of the way, of course. I even caught Alexander as he caught a wave. That’s for next time.

Click the images, feel the power, and meet Alexander (the great).


HOY SON MARES tranquilos y cielos soleados (al menos en lo que respecta a los mares y cielos). La semana pasada tuvimos unos días de mar agitado (metafóricamente, como todos saben), así como un día de niebla de sopa de guisantes (política como siempre). Salí a caminar al embarcadero cerca del puerto de Fuengirola porque me encanta presenciar el poder del mar cuando se estrella contra las piedras. No me decepcionó.

La pequeña bahía formada entre el embarcadero y el puerto puede ser un gran lugar para surfear en los días en que las olas son salvajes y al azar en nuestras otras playas locales. Vi a Alexander, el hijo de nuestros amigos Tynan y Elena, aprovechando las olas. Él y sus amigos tienen una aplicación en sus móviles que les alerta sobre buenos lugares para surfear y nunca pierden una oportunidad, una vez que terminan las clases y el trabajo, por supuesto. Incluso atrapé a Alexander cuando él atrapó una ola. Eso es para la próxima vez.

Haz clic en las imágenes, siente el poder y conoce a Alexander (el grande).

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..

14 thoughts on “The Power / El Poder”

    1. Adam,
      I’ve never lived in an area where tornadoes were common. So that weather scares me more than any other.

  1. the doggie pix is nice. is that your footprint in the sand? and more of alexander por favor (rawr)!

    1. Anne Marie,
      Yep, that was the trail I left as I headed home. I’ve got another post coming of Alexander surfing!

  2. Thanks for these shots Mitch. Much needed boost for me and you I see with a smack from Mother Nature. The dog picture caught my attention immediately. Surfers were capturing their much needed fix the other day here too. I have always wondered what their internal mechanisms register when being tossed around in the waves. I am a swimmer but surfing requires much more guts I think.

    1. Jim,
      Well, this is supposed to be winter. But every day is different. Today, like yesterday, feels like summer. I agree with you about the sea. That’s why I always enjoy your and Ron’s stunning photos.

    1. Steve,
      Hitting the sand again this afternoon. So glad we chose to live right on the beach. Probably won’t do so forever, but it’s already been 7 years.

  3. We had fence killer winds and power outages yesterday. So happy for that self-starting generator now! That jetty looks like a surfacing submarine 🙂 As usual, awesome photos, Scoot.

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