Winter time

I have planned soon to go for Torrevieja. Can anybody understand why?

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Visit to Busot and Alcoy

I have put in a summary of a nice trip in the Costa Blanca inland, west and north of Alicante and Altea. The tour went to Busot, Jijona, Alcoy, Cocentaina, Alcala de la Jovada, Xalo and, at the coast, La Vila Joysa. We have seen Cuevas del Canelobre and visited Parc Natural de la Font Roja in addition to the small waterfall at Gorg del Salt. In Alcoy was celebrated Christianos and Morenos, and in Xalo we visited a wine bodega. Two nights were spent in the nice hotels Rural Masia La Mota and La Font d’Alcala. See my info. page here.

Alcoy

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Algar waterfalls

A new page is made informing about the wonderful Algar waterfalls in the inland 15 km from Altea. Read here.

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Les Fonts de l’Algar

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Marathon or Sombrero

A couple I know are running marathon today. I presented this picture to them and asked: Should I run the marathon or choose the sombrero in laid back position?

The message was: With those shoes we recommend marathon shopping.

I prefer neither 🙂

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Marathon shopping, for a special type of husbands only.

 

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Closer to the sun

This is how you can come closer to the sun. At Los Naufragos, Torrevieja.

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Lofoten, The Lo-foot :)

As a little boy I listened to the weather forecast on the radio. In those days television had not yet come to Norway, and radio was broadcasted from 4 PM every day. The radio was perhaps considered to be like a friend. There is especially one thing I remember from those early broadcasting days: Lofoten was mentioned every day.

Lofoten is a region in Norway, as said here “known for excellent fishing, spectacular nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky”.

The name Lofoten is from far back in time, and the latter part, foten, means foot. Therefore, every evening a little boy heard about the Lo-foot on radio.

Once mom and I were out walking, we passed a shop window. There they obviously sold ladies clothes, because there was a foot inside the shop-window, a typical promotional matter. I for sure saw that it was a lady’s foot, but I had never seen such a thing earlier: a single foot in a window. Something special for a little guy. Since I was in an early stage of life, I used my small amount of knowledge and asked:

“Mom, is that the Lo-foot?” 

More than one foot at the market of Torrevieja

More than one foot at the market of Torrevieja. For sure not Lofoten

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Soon bathing

This winter’s stormy weather has made it necessary to repair the nice and relaxing beaches of La Mata. This includes the promenade.

Summer time – coming soon.

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Shopping – or?

Policia Local of Torrevieja have been out shopping bags. Originals or copies, who  knows?

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Elche Elx

With a visit to Elche we visited the Museu Arqueologic I D’Historia D’Elx and the Palm Grove. Both very interesting visit destinations. Recommended, with some information here.

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Urinating and sweat in the pool

It’s not only disgusting to think that there is a risk to swim in other people’s urine if one takes a swim in the pool. Urine can also cause irritation and breathing problems when mixed with chlorine.

Recent studies show that nitrogen from urine and sweat reacts with chlorine to form substances that irritate the eyes and mucous membranes.

That makes it even more important to educate people about the importance of being careful with hygiene rules.

Reference:
Environmental Science & Technology Letters
and
Forskning.no

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New air condition

Today we have installed new air condition. The original one was 14 years old and apparently had finished it’s job.

I intended to check with three suppliers, and ended up with contacting four. Three of them were contacted by e-mail. One was on vacation, another had no capacity for the time, one did not answer so we had to make another attempt via their contact form on their web site.

Now attention please: Ole Andersen advertises in free lecture Vikingposten of Torrevieja. A phone call to him, and he came to have a look the very next day. He was persuasive and trustworthy and we had no hesitation in making an agreement with him on the spot. Then we only had to cancel with the «web site company», which not yet had opportunity to make an arrangement with us.

So there you are; a Danish one man company in Torrevieja, Ole Andersen, phone no. 671771894, met us on a day’s notice and two days after inspection we had a new air condition in function. Very good.

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El Molino del Río

Report from a visit to a hotel that  is a converted mill house situated on the now dry or tiny river Argos. You find the page here. 150 km from Torrevieja.

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