Next time, you catch me saying in a mellow tone, oh...I'm longing to spend Sunday on the beach with Monchéri, please pinch my arm and remind me that a) in summer, Sunday is the worst day to go to the beach as all Granada has fatally the same idea, hence too much traffic on the road, hence too many bodies and souls on the beach, hence your little free zone of sand is considerably reduced, b) where did you get the silly idea that any kind of intimacy was possible on a crowded beach...tss...tss..stop dreaming girl !
So this is where we headed to yesterday, la playa de Salobreña which is the nearest beach from Granada. We went with a friend who simply wanted to eat grilled sardines, swim and get a sexy tan. After one hour of toasting, we thought it was high time for cerveza y tinto de verano (red wine with fizzy water, lemon and ice). Why go far...we go to El Peñon, our usual headquarter on the beach, which is unusually packed. After waiting a bit at the bar, we finally grab a seat and order espetos de sardinas a la brasa (sardins on a stick and grilled on a wood fire). Unfortunately, there is noone to grill the sardins. We can see the fire is not going . We're told the man in charge is ill. Never mind, we'll have sardinas a la plancha (grilled sardines too but not over a wood fire), raciones de patatas fritas (French fries), ensalada de aguacate (avocado salad) and grilled octopus for me.
El Peñon is a pleasant beach restaurant but yesterday was a bit crazy. Families with crying babies kept coming in, waiting for an empty table. Las raciones de patatas fritas were served first and the sardines came...exactly one hour and ten minutes after. The grilled octopus had been forgotten. Our waiter lost his head. Monchéri and our friend kept smoking cigarette after cigarette until the avocado salad made a triumphant appearance on the table. In the end, we laughed at the whole thing; that is until we got the bill which had various mistakes, not in our favor alas...well...we got out of the restaurant at 5, a bit tired so we lied down a bit more...watched the kids played
I got bored so took lots of photos of parasols, here's one ....I won't bore you with the whole lot....above our head, in the sky, some people were really having fun far from the madding crowd
I think old men are wise. They don't get toasted under the sun, they stay in the shade and play dominos...
Son las siete....ya nos vamos seven o'clock, time to go...for a drink...
bueno....creo que el domingo proximo, mejor quedarse en el campo...I think next sunday, we'll stay in the country side
it shows we're not beach addicts....see the price tag still tied to the mat? We bought them on saturday morning and didn't bother to pull them out....madre mia
pics : me, Monchéri
El Peñon on the beach in Salobreña
the chief waiter Jorge (who usually wears a red shirt) is adorable
BUT avoid going on a sunday