Droning on / Droneando

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

I’M HAVING ONE OF THOSE days. Perfect Costa del Sol weather. Clear and sunny. Around 26˚C/79˚F. Low humidity. Gentle breeze. And yet I’m down in the dumps. Stressing about good things I have to do. Stressing about the pandemic and my travel plans. Stressing about my call with the Department of Traffic this Thursday, for which I’m trying to not consider the worst-case scenario.

I didn’t mention that my visit to Public Health yesterday resulted in a form being printed that went into a tray for “The [Covid] Team,” who are now supposed to phone me with a new appointment before my already scheduled appointment in 12 days. “The Team” was supposed to contact me without my requesting it personally. I think this is considered progress. More stories follow each photo.


ESTOY TENIDO UNO DE ESOS días. Perfecto clima de la Costa del Sol. Claro y soleado. Alrededor de 26˚C/79˚F. Baja humedad. Suave brisa. Y, sin embargo, estoy deprimido. Estresarme por las cosas buenas que tengo que hacer. Estoy estresado por la pandemia y mis planes de viaje. Estoy estresado por mi llamada con el Departamento de Tráfico de este jueves, por lo que estoy tratando de no considerar el peor de los casos.

No mencioné que mi visita a Salud Pública ayer resultó en la impresión de un formulario que fue a una bandeja para “El Equipo [Covid]”, que ahora se supone que me telefonearán con una nueva cita antes de mi cita ya programada en 12 días. Se suponía que “El Equipo” me contactaría sin que yo lo solicitara personalmente. Creo que esto se considera un progreso. Más historias siguen a cada foto.

• Calling number 491. I was 508. The wait wasn’t bad at all — except when the daredevil in the mobility scooter nearly wiped out four patients while she tried to back up. I told her it wasn’t as easy as I had thought. She thanked me for being so kind.
• Llamando al número 491. Yo era 508. La espera no estuvo nada mal, excepto cuando el temerario en el scooter de movilidad casi mata a cuatro pacientes mientras intentaba retroceder. Le dije que no era tan fácil como pensaba. Ella me agradeció por ser tan amable.
• The lifeguards have a drone program on the beach to assist with monitoring swimmers and boaters. It’s impressive and popular to watch.
• Los socorristas tienen un programa de drones en la playa para ayudar a monitorear a los nadadores y navegantes. Es impresionante y popular de ver.
• I wrote about this guy a few years ago (click here). He would do his daily walk while reading Quantum Physics. Now, it’s Economic Policy. I’m reading “Home Stretch” by Graham Norton. I read while sitting down.
• Escribí sobre este tipo hace unos años (haz clic aquí). Haría su caminata diaria mientras leía Física Cuántica. Ahora, es Política Económica. Estoy leyendo “Home Stretch” de Graham Norton. Y leo sentado.
• Tuesday must be Pink Shorts Day in Fuengirola. We’re so fashion forward.
• El martes debe ser el Día del Pantalón Rosa en Fuengirola. Estamos tan a la moda.
• The dogs have switched positions (click here).
• Los perros han cambiado de posición (haz clic aquí).
• These two look so lifelike.
• Estos dos se ven tan realistas.

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..

24 thoughts on “Droning on / Droneando”

    1. Debra:
      That was definitely one of a kind. The tattoo was actually very cool and I thought it was great how it even seemed to reach out to his love handles. He had what I think was a big lizard on his belly. I only got a quick glance.

  1. I’d ask if the drone could bring me a cock-a-tale!

    I need it after that ass crack!

    And I won’t say I’m not surprised by the bureaucracy in Spain. I guess it’s like that all over the world!

    1. Bob:
      Yep, the bureaucracy is nothing new. Sometimes it’s laughable, but I can’t say it’s the worst I’ve experienced… well, except the DMV.

    1. Frank:
      I’ve been afraid to ask. I don’t want to embarrass anyone … or piss them off.

  2. even the dragon is backing away from the crack! Balcony dogs – your cats would be long gone.

    I wish the second pink shorts guy would just tuck up both legs and be done with it.

    1. Wilma:
      Those balconies with vertical bars wouldn’t contain the cats. The glass curtain would have been an immediate requirement or they’d be visiting the dogs next door (we don’t have dogs next door). If the second folded both legs, what would I have to take pictures of?!?

  3. Forgot to say that the beach drone looks big enough to actually pull someone out of the water! I bet it was fun to watch.

  4. Now that drone is something else! What a good logical way to modernize any guarded beach. If I get a chance I may run this by our life-guard service.

    1. Jim:
      It can’t be easy keeping track of all the activity on and off our beaches — with all the rental companies and the dangerous activities going on (jet skis, wind surfing, parasailing, powerboats, people being hauled in pontoons behind power boats…). I love the drones.

    1. David:
      It does look like fun. But I’d be afraid I’d crash right into someone.

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      Tere’s first visit to us down here on the beach was in 2013. That’s when she told me about huchas. And that’s when I started documenting them.

  5. Oh dear god that butt in pink. I guess the good thing about it is it makes me feel better about the way I look. I have a lot to do, too, and am dealing with the anxiety.


    1. Janie:
      Anxiety can be so unhealthy, and so much of it is pointless. I love Hucha Man’s pink shorts… and his tattoo.

  6. That tattooed backside has made me feel quite thin!! (Not nice to see while eating breakfast though.)

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