Picture of the Week

3 February 2017

Week 04: bad weather, good food, good wine

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The bad weather continued during the first part of the week. But bad weather is more photogenic than blue sky, so the weekend was not a total loss.

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Downtown Alicante, Calle de las Setas, not many people out and about:
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Playa Muchavista waves, in colour:
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Playa Muchavista waves, in black & white:
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Flooded beach, in colour:
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Flooded beach, in black & white:
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Nobody playing today:
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But we were on the beach to engage in indoor activities, at a restaurant called Casa Domingo:
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Assumpta pours some wine:
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A toast among friends:
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I do not eat dessert, but I am happy to photograph it:
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The view of Alicante from my office. This is only the second time in my 9 years here that I have seen snow on those mountains:
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On Thursday evening, we had the monthly wine tasting at the office. The wines were from Bodegas Elias Mora in Valladolid in northern Spain (D.O. Toro):
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The presenter from Elias Mora was knowledgeable and enthusiastic:
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The flow:
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The wines were excellent:
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Anne-Marie is a retired executive secretary. Like some other retirees, she has continued to live in the area and participates in the activities of the social clubs at the office, especially the wine club:
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On Friday, we had the usual last-Friday-of-the-month midday drink in my department:
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Stephanie:
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Afterwards, I went for lunch at a vegan restaurant near the Mercado Central. Beforehand, I went for a brief walk in the area.

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Just did it:
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A break:
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Another break:
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Stop and smell the flowers:
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And on Saturday I cycled to the Puerto de la Carrasqueta in the mountains, and continued a bit further to a restaurant on a nearby mountain. At an altitude of about 1100 meters, there was still a bit of snow left over from the previous weekend. The temperature here was only 5C, compared to 17C down on the coast where I live:
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