Prowling my world, camera in hand

10 October 2009

Week 39: Alabici

Filed under: — Administrator @ 07:08

The week started with an event called Alabici–a word play on the name of our city in the local valenciano language, Alacant, and the phrase “a la bici”, i.e. “on the bike”. In other words, the city had organized a mass bicycle ride through the centre of town. The route was a leisurely 10 km ride, making it possible for people of all ages and abilities to participate. The weather was not looking promising, but about 10.000 people participated nonetheless.

Ready for action:


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Getting ready for the ride:

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The big crowd:

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After the ride, dad’s help is needed to carry the gear:

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The promised rain did materialize during the ride, but people were prepared (or, like me, they did not care):

Later in the week, we got a couple more rainy days.

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The area near my house is usually filled with children and parents. But not today:

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Río Seco actually had some water in it, a rare occurrence:

But then the good weather returned, and I was able to resume my normal activities, including the daily cycling.

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Sunrise on Muchavista beach:

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Even though the weather is still warm, the locals do not go in the water after 1st October, so the beaches are almost deserted, especially early in the morning:

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Soaking up the rays in El Campello harbour:

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Cleaning up after the storms:

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The cats in El Campello harbour have a good life:

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On Tuesday night, we had our monthly wine tasting at the office:

The remaining five images are from an exhibition of sculptures by the sculptor Ripollés. The are quite striking, and the esplanade along Puerta del Mar provides an ideal setting.

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Overall view:

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Woman and women:

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Runner and runner:

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Nathan, As usual a wry look at life, I will say to you, tha same comment I made to luis in Portugal, you must have a HCB gene somewhere, I do love your photography though, perhaps on one of your visits to the UK you can tell me what the secret is.

    Kind regards Phil, Birmingham UK.

    P.S. If you ever are here my mobile is # 44 7814 096 067, due to my work ( Aerospace ) my continental visits are normally Germany, and Italy. I did some work a few years ago with CASA in Madrid when I worked for ALCAN who used to own a rolling mill in the Alicante area.

    Comment by Phil Price — 11 October 2009 @ 17:00

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