All wet / Todo mojado

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IT’S ANOTHER GLORIOUS SUNNY DAY here in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol. San Geraldo is elated after enduring two entire days of clouds and rain. Can you imagine? I was elated during those two entire days of clouds and rain, and I even managed to get out for a walk yesterday while it was still coming down. Unfortunately, it reduced to a drizzle as soon as I hit the street but I still got to enjoy the puddles.

I walked over to the port and found all the restaurants and businesses on the port’s parking lot under several inches of water. Apparently the new and improved sump pump didn’t live up to expectations. Most businesses were closed, but a couple were making the best of it.

And now I’m off to meet Jesica for our second English lesson of the week. How lucky can I get? (And, yes, my mood is currently on an upswing. And I’m enjoying it while I can.)


ES OTRO DÍA SOLEADO GLORIOSO aquí en Fuengirola en la Costa del Sol. San Geraldo está eufórico después de soportar dos días enteros de nubes y lluvia. ¿Puedes imaginar? Estuve eufórico durante esos dos días enteros de nubes y lluvia, e incluso logré salir a caminar ayer cuando todavía estaba bajando. Desafortunadamente, se redujo a una llovizna tan pronto como llegué a la calle, pero aún así pude disfrutar de los charcos.

Caminé hacia el puerto y encontré todos los restaurantes y negocios en el estacionamiento del puerto bajo varios centímetros de agua. Aparentemente, la bomba de sumidero nueva y mejorada no cumplió con las expectativas. La mayoría de las empresas estaban cerradas, pero algunas estaban aprovechando al máximo.

Y ahora me voy a encontrar con Jesica para nuestra segunda lección de inglés de la semana. ¿Qué suerte puedo tener? (Y, sí, mi estado de ánimo está mejorando. Y lo disfruto mientras puedo).

Maybe taking the definition of oasis a bit too far.
Quizás llevar demasiado lejos la definición de oasis.
Their customers can just surf right in.
Sus clientes pueden surfear directamente
This place had been all set for a party of 40, socially distanced. It was dry inside.
Este lugar estaba preparado para una fiesta de 40, socialmente distanciada. Estaba seco por dentro
I asked if he’d mind posing. So, he stomped out his cigarette and did.
Le pregunté si le importaría posar. Entonces, apagó su cigarrillo y lo hizo.
Later, from the terrace.
Más tarde, de la terraza.

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..

28 thoughts on “All wet / Todo mojado”

  1. There is something special about a nice walk in the rain, there was a line is a Ricky Martin song, “make you tear your clothes off and go dancing in the rain.” If you try that, get pictures.

  2. We can easily drive to where you took your header photo! What a shame the pump didn’t work – so sorry for those businesses. And I did enjoy that Tough Tom let you take his portrait – think he has a tattoo somewhere on his body?

    1. sillygirl:
      I’ve got more than 50 header photos on a randomizer, so I don’t know which one you saw. If you click on the header photo, it will change to another one. That cat was so sweet, but looked so tough — especially with the cigarette!

    1. wickedhamster:
      Those poor business owners. It looks like the water at least stays outside on their terraces. Apparently it had already receded quite a bit by the time I was there.

  3. WOW! You weren’t kidding that it was flooded. What a pain for the businesses.
    With the right gear we don’t mind walking/hiking in the rain……always have it in the car just in case.
    LOVE that cat! So serious but obliging enough to pose just for you!!

    1. Jim:
      I felt really sorry for the bar that had been expecting a full house. Not common these days. I asked the owner if they had regular problems with flooding there. He said, “No. Just whenever it rains.”

    1. anne marie:
      That cat was right out of central casting. The rainbow was more intense when i first saw it. By the time I grabbed my camera it was fading. So glad I caught something.

  4. The last two days we had mist and fog cover. Today appears to be getting nicer already. You did get rain!!!!

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      Yes, we got rain. Too much gray and clouds for SG; not enough for me. The sky is such a bright blue today, it hurts.

  5. That was some rain! I wonder if I’d wade through that for a cocktail? Or, who am I kidding, of course I would.

    That cat looks like his name should be GetOffMyLawn.

    1. Bob:
      The water at least LOOKED clean. I’d wade, too. That cat was a cartoon! He looked so grumpy but stopped when i talked to him and even walked closer before he sat and posed. There are a number of cats at the port and they’re all clearly well fed.

  6. We’ve been in the eighties and nineties here. Maybe we’ll get fall weather when winter comes. I love the cat. During one of my father’s mail routes, a dog that color followed him home. We named her Ugh Mugs, Mugs for short. Smartest little thing you ever saw, nonsmoker you know.
    I’m picturing you dancing in the rain, nekkid. The song that comes to mind? Well, to paraphrase Tom Jones, you can keep your mask on 🙂
    I too hope you can keep this good mood for awhile.

    1. Deedles:
      Uf. I was done with the 80s and 90s. It’s currently 70 and feels wonderful. I have never danced in the rain nekkid… or naked even. It sounds SO good. And I’d keep my mask on. The mood lasted most of the day. A rarity. And I’m not feeling too bad today either… except for stomach woes.

  7. That rain water looks clean and inviting like a wading pool. We have had some good rain here, too. Of course we had the most the morning that we went by boat (40 min each way) to get our flu shots – 4 inches in 5 hours. We were soaked to the skin. But we got our shots, no easy feat here.
    Bruiser is a misunderstood kitty.

    1. Wilma:
      We were surprised to be told about a shortage of flu vaccines yesterday. Interesting that you had no problem except for needing to travel by Ark! I like the name Bruiser. He looks so tough that he has no need to be.

  8. Is it weird that I love a gray, gloomy day? That first photo makes me want to cozy up with a book and some tea…after a walk along that beach, of course. The rainbow photo is stunning!

    1. Michelle D:
      We have 320 days of sunshine per year. So it’s not difficult to enjoy gray, gloomy days. (Although SG still complains.)

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