Last week began with a couple of rainy days, but towards the end of the week the weather returned to normal. The pictures are from around here, “here” being Alicante.
Muchavista beach with rain clouds:
We have a lemon tree in our garden. It is a great luxury to just go out and pluck a lemon for our gin & tonic:
One of the social activities at our office is Bacchus, the wine club. Once a month they organize a tasting, and so Thursday evening this is where we were, tasting wines from a local producer from the province of Alicante:
Afterwards we went for dinner at a tapas bar, and despite being with my wife, I enjoyed the sights:
The rest of the pictures are from a glorious Saturday.
Outside our front gate there is a vacant lot. I hope it stays vacant for a long time, and given the construction slump in Spain, it will:
In the morning I did some chores, and then I took a motorcycle ride along this road, south of Alicante:
There is a large desalination plant near the town of Santa Pola. These are the surrounding wetlands:
Salt in the water:
Salt on land:
Then, in late afternoon, we walked down to the beach with our dog to let her play in the water:
Cheeta had exercised a lot, and of course the water from the Mediterranean is not drinkable, so we bought her some bottled water:
…which she thoroughly enjoyed: