Costa Almeria Living – Drying Out In Almerimar

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WELL it looks like the worst of what has been an unbelievably bad winter here in Almerimar is behind us. While I wouldn’t say the weather is currently as good as it has been in previous years for this time of year, at least the sun is shining most days, and the normality of outdoor life that it is so easy to take for granted in Spain is returning.

 

WELL it looks like the worst of what has been an unbelievably bad winter here in Almerimar is behind us. While I wouldn’t say the weather is currently as good as it has been in previous years for this time of year, at least the sun is shining most days, and the normality of outdoor life that it is so easy to take for granted in Spain is returning.

 

If nothing else the recent weather has proved one thing: Spain is not good when wet!

I am sure that we are not alone having seen our home suffer from all the damp weather, and we are currently waiting for a few damp spots to dry out before having to do some decorating (in all probability we will end up doing the whole apartment as hasn’t been done since we bought it), but luckily we have had no structural damage, with the exception of the lounge window that blew in off it’s frame one windy evening, unlike a number of people who had had roofs fall in, ceilings leak, outbuilding destroyed etc.

The bars, cafes and restaurants I am sure are welcoming the return of the dry weather so that customers can once again start to sit outside on the terraces and patios and enjoy the odd glass of red in the sun, rather than huddled together wrapped up for a winters days in the UK. I even got my flip flops out again the other day…

The golf course seems to only have water where it is meant to have water, the pot holes are empty of water, but noticeably not full of cement or whatever they stick in holes in the road these days, and I wouldn’t hold out much hope that the Town Hall will find the cash to repair them anytime soon!

The other day I walked round Almerimar and along the beach for the first time in what seemed ages, and if absence makes the heart feel fonder, then I certainly enjoyed my walk and in many ways felt like I was seeing an old friend again. You see, that is what in many ways makes Almerimar unique for me, the ability to walk around it easily and take in the whole marina in one pleasant, relaxing walk.

Unlike most of the ‘resorts’ along the coast Almerimar isn’t one long beach. I think Mojacar is 16km long. All very peasant, but try seeing it all in one afternoon, or stroll around trying to decide where to go for a drink or a bite of food.

The Playa in Roquetas is very similar, but here in Almerimar we have two relatively short beaches, and three very compact and well presented Darsena’s, and a couple of ‘squares’ all within walking distance, all well presented, and all full of options for great food and drink.

So Almerimar is dry again and ripe to be enjoyed, and hopefully during the coming months many a tourist will enjoy what we residents enjoy every day, but maybe just maybe take for granted a little too easily!

By Chris Marshall

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