Walk this way / Camina así

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

I NEVER DID FINISH FRIDAY’S hot water story. We arrived home just as the plumber finished cleaning the water heater. It took all of 10 minutes, and we were back in business. And, he only charges 25€. Too bad there’s no predicting when it’s going to clog up. Still, it works well the rest of the year.

The wind was blowing something fierce Saturday morning (and most of the day). I decided to go out for a walk before lunch. It was 17˚C / 63˚F, so I didn’t bother with a sweatshirt (although San Geraldo called it “freezing”). I knew I’d just end up tying it around my waist in the bright sunshine. About 10 minutes into my walk a major cloudbank came around the coast and it suddenly felt cold. I simply sped up the pace to get my body warm.

But the wind really hurt my ears and head. So, about a half hour into the walk, I took a detour to Ale-Hop (the cow store, click here) and bought myself a knit cap. That made the rest of the walk much more pleasant. The sun finally reached above the clouds at the end of my walk. The view was spectacular. It looked like parts of Morocco were getting plenty of rain. Click the images to get a really good look (except the one of me; that look is more than enough).

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Twice Saturday. Once so far today. 
Gym: On my way in a half hour for chest and back.
Note: No sweets. No alcohol.


NUNCA TERMINÉ LA HISTORIA DEL agua caliente del viernes. Llegamos a casa justo cuando el plomero terminaba de limpiar el calentador de agua. Fueron necesarios 10 minutos y volvimos al trabajo. Y solo cobra 25 €. Lástima que no se pueda predecir cuándo se va a atascar. Aún así, funciona bien el resto del año.

El viento soplaba algo feroz el sábado por la mañana (y la mayor parte del día). Decidí salir a caminar antes del almuerzo. Hacía 17˚C / 63˚F, así que no me molesté en ponerme una sudadera (aunque San Geraldo lo llamó “congelación”). Sabía que terminaría atándolo alrededor de mi cintura bajo el sol brillante. Aproximadamente a los 10 minutos de mi caminata, un gran banco de nubes rodeó la costa y de repente sentí frío. Simplemente aceleré el ritmo para calentar mi cuerpo.

Pero el viento realmente me lastimó los oídos y la cabeza. Entonces, aproximadamente a la media hora de la caminata, tomé un desvío hacia Ale-Hop (la tienda de vacas, haz clic aquí) y me compré un gorro de lana. Eso hizo que el resto de la caminata fuera mucho más agradable. El sol finalmente alcanzó las nubes al final de mi caminata. La vista era espectacular. Parecía que algunas partes de Marruecos estaban recibiendo mucha lluvia. Haz clic en las imágenes para verlas realmente bien (excepto la mía; esa mirada es más que suficiente).

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Dos veces el sábado. Una vez hasta ahora hoy.
Gimnasio: En camino en media hora para pecho y espalda.
Nota: No dulces. No alcohol.

• I look odd (or maybe that’s what I look like) but you get the idea.
• Me veo raro (o tal vez así es como me veo) pero entiendes la idea.


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 “Walk this way / Camina así”

    1. David:
      The walk was delightful, except my ears and head hurt for the rest of the day. Heading out shortly… with my knit cap.

  1. Ominous clouds for sure! I LOVE seeing them approaching…….would like to know where that is rooted, eh? lol
    Nova Scotia is noted for its unpredictable weather. So we always, in any season, bring more than needed. I understand though when walking and carrying all the extras.

    1. wickedhamster:
      There was something ominous about the clouds. Currently, not a cloud in the sky. I need sunglasses just to look out the window.

  2. Gorgeous photos, even the hot guy in the knit cap!

    We are cold and clear here–my favorite kind of weather–with the temperature this morning at just thirty degrees. Still, the sun feels nice on mornings like that.

    1. Bob:
      I first thought, ’What hot guy in a knit cap?’ 30 degrees?!? It was 68 yesterday and SG told me he needs to buy a small spaceheater for under his desk.

  3. Love how the sails catch the sun and the wind – I bet it was a brisk day at sea! A very active atmosphere. Like SG, I would have been quite cold at 61F needing jacket, gloves, and scarf if the wind was blowing. Good thing it rarely gets that cold here!

    1. Wilma:
      Currently 65 here. Same yesterday when I wore a sweathshirt (lightweight) to walk to the gym. I think my blood has thinned from living in warm climates all these years. 65 used to be a warm spring day!

  4. Ohhhh, my goodness, the importance of covering one’s ears in the cold, can not be understated! Ha! (It’s kind of a joke en mi familia 🙂 ).
    I love that funked up version of Walk This Way!

    1. Judy C:
      I had never heard of Judith Hall but I’m now a fan. What a voice and what song style.

    1. Larry:
      I had a shot of piononno (like Bailey’s Irish Cream but better) yesterday. I’m no saint (close to it though).

  5. Rain over Morocco — sounds so exotic! (And relatively rare, though as I recall winter IS the rainy season.) Love the new cap!

    1. Steve:
      It still fascinates me to think Morocco is just across the sea from us and can even be seen from the heights some days. Apparently, the coastline had a deluge that day.

  6. Love, love, love your sky photos (you’re cute, too). All the shades of blue. All the variations of cloud masses. Great job.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I hate when my ears get cold like that. And I especially hate having to lug extra clothing with me that I don’t need. A knit cap, however, will always be in a pocket now (unless I need to wear it…).

  7. “No sweets, No alcohol,” yet somehow you’re able to smile. Your knit cap looks nice. I wish I could wear one, but no matter the material, it makes me itchy.


    1. Janie:
      I’ve taken to adding artificial sweetener to my tea and coffee. I never liked even sugar in coffee or tea before, but suddenly it fills a void. This cap is a cotton blend. For me not itchy. Then again, it might help to not have any hair.

  8. I’m thinking of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby on a camel singing “We’re on the road to Morocco…”, but from you are they apparently could have taken a boat. It’s easy to forget the proximity of Africa to Spain. Africans, i.e., Moors, even once invaded Spain, didn’t they? Before you got there, of course.

    1. Kirk,
      The Moors actually ruled much of Spain for 800 years and it was for the most part an enlightened time. They arrived in the early 700s. And, yeah, they stayed until shortly before we got here.

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