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11 July 2011

Week 27: Fonts del Algar

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The first half of the blog this week consists of my usual slices of life, while the second half is from a beautiful green oasis in the hills north-east of Benidorm called Fonts del Algar. The pictures are presented more or less chronologically.

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My daughter Monica spent week 26 on a school trip, a cruise around the Mediterranean. She came back on Monday afternoon, and in the evening she was showing us her pictures from the trip:
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The next several pictures are taken while walking my dog, and during errands in the centre of town.

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Our neighbourhood bakery opens late, around 8 or so, but it also stays open well into the evening. Here, the owner is bringing in the outside tables and chairs at closing time, around 10 pm:
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Her daughter and a friend are helping:
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Since school is out, the little girl spends her mornings at the bakery as well, usually watching cartoons on TV. I don’t think she is particularly unhappy being at work with her mother:
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“She and she”, Avenida Vicente Ramos:
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Jumping, Avenida Vicente Ramos. Spanish children do not go to bed early, and certainly not in the summer, when daytime temperatures are too high to do anything outdoors:
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Back at the bakery, people eating breakfast. The dog was very interested in my Cheeta:
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In the centre of town. I liked the combination of the man’s hand and the relief:
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Man and the machine, centre of Alicante:
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On Thursday evening, our wine club at work held its last monthly tasting before the summer break. Except that this time we tasted beer.

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A beautiful sight:
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An even more beautiful sight:
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A light snack following the tasting is part of our protocol:
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On Saturday afternoon, we went to a place called Fonts del Algar (fonts=fuentes=springs), a bit north-east of Benidorm. Basically, it is a river in a forest, with some small waterfalls. It is popular among the locals, providing a nice contrast to the otherwise arid landscape around here, and a refreshing alternative from the hustle and bustle of the beach.

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We started with lunch at the restaurant at the entrance to the park. The waitress was delightful:
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This is the view from our table at the restaurant:
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Father and son:
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The overall scene at the river:
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A rock:
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Not exactly El Capitan, but still nice:
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This kind of lushness is unusual in our part of the Valencia region:
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Towels:
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Siesta:
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