Fuengirola Travel Blog› entry 3 of 7 › view all entries
The wind has died away and today we had maybe 4 hours of sunshine , we had a rest day from golf and walked the length of the promenade
and generally took things easy . We had hoped to book a trip to Tangers(africa) for tomorrow for Euro 51 , leaving at 06.00 and returning at 20.00 , it would have been good to add another country to my TB map and also as a releif from golf , but the tour is cancelled due to bad sea conditions in the strait between spain and morocco ....grrrr .
It is light here til about 19:00 , but i had to return to the appartment at 18:00 to get a jacket and also a woollen hat , because it has gone pretty cold again .I have a good mind to complain about the weather , we came here in january one year and it was warmer and sunnier than it is now.
Fuengirola is a mass of hotels bars and cafes , there are also a lot of cyber (internet)cafes , this one is costing me only Euro 1 per hour and they have a digi card reader , a little baby on the knee of the woman next to me is smiling at me and i feel soppy for smiling back , i think her mother is either dutch or arabic judging by her language .
We found a few places for veggie meals today ( i dont eat dead bodies :-) ), and we tried one out , it was California 7 cafe which is opposite dental clinica , in one of the roads past the marina heading west . The waitress Lorraine was very chatty is english but has taken spanish nationality and has lived here for 11 years , she says she works at the cafe 7 days a week , by choice (wow !!)
We had mushroom, beans , hash browns , toast , fried bread , tomato and sausage and coffee (refused the eggs) for about Euro 6 , it was substantial , but i feel a bit bloated .
and spread thier wares on it).
I would nt come here in the summer to be honest , even if someone paid for the trip , personally i am not keen on young brits abroad and have seen enough of the sun sand and sex (and drink ) mentality , on tv and on visits elsewhere , but Lorraine says it is not so bad and although they do get rowdy drunks coming for breakfast after a night out , she says she tells them she will not serve drunks and they just get up and go elsewhere .
Some of the locals are very small , many of the older women are only about 4 foot 10 and also some of the men are under 5 foot .
along the promenade there are a lot of Brit establishments , also Dutch , Irish and Swedish , Sky sports , especially english football , is shown almost everywhere .
We have had a problem with car parking , in that you need a parking ticket to park along the central promenade area , it costs 3 Euro per 3 hours and the hours are from 09:30-12:30 and then from 14:00 - 21:00 .The fine is Euro 60 . Anyway , we found out that if you park on the western end of the promenade , beyond most of the cafes and bars , there is no charge .