Sunday was a fine day and we started early in the morning with a walk down to the village for cafe con leche at the local bar/cafe La Posa.
After a long walk back up the (very steep) hill, slowed down somewhat by stopping to chat with other Brits, we headed off in the car, via the back roads, eventually through Baza to Lake Negratin where we spent the afternoon sunbathing in the warm fresh water and in the process burned our as-yet untrained poor bodies to a crisp before heading back, stopping at restaurant Monte Carlo for a late lunch/early dinner. We spent the remainder of the evening washing the car, fixing lights and generally getting the place ready for visitors.
Monday we headed off early to pick up friend Marsha from Granada airport, stopping off at Brico-Depot and Carrefour on the way to pick up groceries and hardware.
Still suffering from overdoing the sun, there’s nothing better than proper after-sun (temperatures are currently around 37c or higher in the afternoon (making the car body dangerous to touch) so none of yer wimpy ALOE stuff but a good lathering of Lidocaine – no doubt banned from UK stores however happily Maureen brought a supply back from the USA some time ago. Well recommended for taking the edge off start-of-season sunburn.
I’ll leave you with a picture of Sunday night’s magnificent sunset – I’ve more including some great 3D pics of the lake to put up later. Monday night we basically blew, eating tapas and drinking wine with Marsha – there was a slight mist preventing the normal excellent view of the milky way at night – perhaps that’ll clear today. This morning the plan is to walk down to the village for coffee, though I’m up dead early as I was a little too warm overnight (we need to start being cleverer about leaving keeping bedroom doors closed during the day to keep the heat at bay – the basic internal temperature of the place is fine but the warm air can make a lot of difference).
Tonight I’ve got to figure out what to do with the 5m of colour-changing LED strip I brought over with me to add a little ambience to the IT cave… and some improvements to the Pergola before embarking on a new solar experiment.