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17 February 2014

Week 07: showing Beata along my cycle routes

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My friends from Denmark were still with me at the beginning of the week. Last week I showed them around Alicante. This week, I took them on a drive in the mountains to show them the countryside that I usually explore on my bicycle.

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On the way from El Campello to Aigües there is a cluster of post boxes which I have photographed from time to time. Notice the Dutch names:
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Boy texting on the steps of the church in Aigües:
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At the entrance to Aigües there is a large mural, which I usually just pass on my bike. But this time we were on foot, so I actually took a closer look:
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This is not typical imagery in a small Spanish town, but Aigües is not typical. It is inland and in many ways life is very old-style, but it is close enough to the coast (about 10 km) that foreigners and modernity and quirkiness are also part of life:
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Another mural, this time outside a house on the main street in Aigües, called (what else?) Calle Mayor, or rather Carrer Major, in the local dialect Valenciano:
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Aigües bar entrance conversation:
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We continued from Aigües towards another mountain village, Relleu. On the way we passed these blooming almond trees:
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We then drove down to the coast at Villajoyosa. The beach was almost empty:
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I have this thing about murals. Here is another one, on the beach promenade in Villajoyosa:
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Monday evening I came home from work to find my friend Beata and my wife in full swing in the kitchen:
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It is artichoke season around here, so they are nice and cheap:
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While waiting for the food, I amused myself taking close-up portraits of Cheeta who, as usual, was under the table, hoping for accidental drops:
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Cheeta has nice eyelashes:
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The table has a glass top, making it easier for Cheeta to see:
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Lili the Swiss Goat Cheese Pusher making her weekly sales call at the office. She is very shy about being photographed, so I keep trying:
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Lili’s wares. She makes the basic cheese from her goats’ milk and mixes the cheeses to order every week:
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On Saturday I want on a longish bike ride (86 km) south of Alicante. One of my two brief stops was in the harbour of Santa Pola:
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As in every fishing harbour, there are cats here too:
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1 Comment »

  1. Interesting as usual. I loveed the murals.

    Comment by Herbert Kanner — 17 February 2014 @ 22:11

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