When they go high, I go low ⁄ Cuando ellos van alto, yo voy bajo

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

Two trails diverged on a sunlit coast. I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. (With a nod to Robert Frost.)

On a recent walk, I headed back along the Paseo and beach to Benalmádena but, instead of walking up the stairs (click here), I took the path that followed the shoreline to my right. It finally reached a secluded beach that accessed the ridge above and a complex called Holiday World Resort. In the final photo, you can see portions of their waterpark.

The temperatures have been rising. Into the high 30sC / 90sF. To avoid the worst heat and allow myself to really hike, I’ve been heading out earlier than usual. In an hour and a half walk, I consume 1.5 litres of water. Today is supposed to be slightly cooler.

Dinner again last night with Nick and Alyson. This time at Mesón Salvador. I was worried they’d tire of us but we’re going out again tonight. We’re lucky to have such great friends.

Today, I’ll be roaming the city of Málaga in the heat of the day. I’ve got my hat. And my water.

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Once a day.
Walking: 4 km / 2.5 miles Wednesday.
Gym: The best arms, shoulders, and legs workout Wednesday. One-minute plank (although I think I counted wrong and held it for 2 minutes).


Dos senderos divergieron en una costa iluminada por el sol. Yo tomé el menos caminado. Y eso ha representado toda la diferencia. (Con un guiño a Robert Frost).

En un paseo reciente, regresé por el Paseo y la playa a Benalmádena pero, en lugar de subir las escaleras (haz clic aquí), tomé el camino que seguía la costa a mi derecha. Finalmente llegó a una playa aislada que accedía a la cresta de arriba y a un complejo llamado Holiday World Resort. En la foto final, puedes ver partes de su parque acuático.

Las temperaturas han ido subiendo. En el alto 30sC / 90sF. Para evitar el peor calor y permitirme realmente caminar, salí más temprano de lo habitual. En una hora y media de caminata, consumo 1,5 litros de agua. Hoy se supone que es un poco más fresco.

Cena de nuevo anoche con Nick y Alyson. Esta vez en el Mesón Salvador. Me preocupaba que se cansaran de nosotros, pero saldremos de nuevo esta noche. Tenemos suerte de tener tan buenos amigos.

Hoy, estaré vagando por la ciudad de Málaga en el calor del día. Tengo mi sombrero. Y mi agua.

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Una vez al día.
Caminando: 4 km / 2.5 millas domingo.
Gimnasio: El mejor entrenamiento de brazos, hombros y piernas el miércoles. Plancha de un minuto (aunque creo que conté mal y la sostuve durante 2 minutos).

• One last shot on my way home. This fashionista (the shorts) surprised me and rolled right into the frame. A perfect lead-in to tomorrow’s post.
• Una última foto de camino a casa. Esta fashionista (los pantalones cortos) me sorprendió y rodó directamente hacia el marco. Una introducción perfecta a la entrada de mi blog de mañana.

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..

32 thoughts on “When they go high, I go low ⁄ Cuando ellos van alto, yo voy bajo”

  1. The low road, the one less traveled, the one you usually don’t take, all good options. More photos please.

    1. David:
      I’ve been posting almost every day again, because I have such a backlog of photos.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      I wish I could continue walking along the coast, but the shoreline disappears in places.

  2. Even the golden grass is gorgeous! Very scenic route. It has been super hot and very humid here, too. We had a massive rainstorm last night that cooled things down enough for me to run just a little while walking the dogs first thing this morning. Yesterday was so miserable that the dogs refused to walk any distance at all. Wusses.

    1. Wilma:
      Yesterday was much more pleasant. And today is supposed to be the same. And at least the humidity hasn’t been very high even on those hot days.

  3. I meant to let you know we saw the “one leg up, one leg down” shorts “fashion” very much in evidence when we were people-spotting on the Costa!

    That’s a part of “Benalmadena” we never venture to – being actually miles away from the resort itself, past Torrequebrada and the golf course(s). It looks very different. Jx

    1. Jon:
      That’s just barely in to Benalmádena with no cafes and only car and bus access. Not much reason for you to head there. I’ve been seeing the shorts and shorter look everywhere lately.

  4. That’s a lovely place to walk, but I still want to know why? why? why? the one leg pulled up on the shorts?


    1. janiejunebug:
      Sometimes it’s an accident. Both were pulled up and one fell down. But often one is carefully rolled or tucked while the other is ignored. I have no clue.

  5. Oh Mitchell! This post was lovely and every picture a winner. Made me night! So peaceful and picturesque.

    Except for the fashionista. Shakes head*

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      And more fashionistas are on their way shortly. You’ll get so many ideas for your own looks.

  6. That looks like a lovely place to walk and maybe a calm spot to hang out on the beach, as opposed to the beach just across the street from your place. And, although I didn’t comment on them, I enjoyed the photos from the Pompidou museum. (my spell checker wants that to be the Pompadour museum, lol)

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      So different from across the street. But quite a hike. Thankfully, our beach is nothing like Coney Island Beach. So calm, civilized, and empty in comparison. Glad you enjoyed the Centre Pompidour Málaga!

    1. Steve:
      Maybe next time, I take my beach backpack and throw in a towel. A nice break on that quiet beach before my walk home.

    1. Sassybear:
      It’s not secluded enough and not a “naturalist” beach. I was checking to see if there’s a parking lot at the nearest one (about 5 miles).

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