Mijas Pueblo , Estepona
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Slept well(ish) on the couch , its my turn for the bedroom from tonight , but since ´match of the day´ will be on tv at 23:20 i have told my golf buddy he can have another night in the bedroom , otherwise it would keep him awake .Better i dont mention the results today but suffice to say that i am not happy .
We went to Mijas Pueblo today by car , ít´s only 20 mins from Fuengirola , up in the hills and it is very very nice , quaint and clean and tidy .Most of the building are terraced and painted in white with pastel colour trimmings , it looks very spanish , we didnt have to pay to park the car and there are many ceramic and leather goods shops , also many cafes and restruants all appear tasteful .
We saw a few kids going around on donkey rides thru town and a few horse drawn carriages with visitors in , i have got about 40 pics but the girl who is supervising this internet cafe cannot find the digi card adaptor and i will not press the issue .I think i have some beauties but will not know for sure ´til they are on a pc .
Mijas is on a hillside and looks down over Fuengirola and the towns on both sides and beyond that the sea .Again the weather has been frankly , lousy and i expect good weather in my forthcoming New York visit to compensate .
There are many stairways and narrow alleys , nearly all painted off white , many of the houses have a kind of terracota curved tiling over the roof .
We walked thru town and up towards a hilltop that overlooks the town and we found that there is a steep pathway that leads up into the hillside , the top of which had misty clouds sitting on it .Up we went , me wearing open toed sandals , the path was solid with small boulders and brown sandy soil . In 80 minutes we only saw one other person and had some excellent views of Mijas , the costa del sol coastline and beyond that , the mediteranean with sunlight glittering off it thru the clouds .
Problem is that when we stopped walking it was cold , although we had fleeces on , my feet were freezing .
We went back down into Mijas for food , it was about 13:00 and many others had the same idea , we could nt understand all of the menus of the spanish restruants and also they were full of these small Spanish tourists who were creating a terrific din with thier talking (all at once)
I dont understand how people can talk non-stop and eat at the same time , but still its their country .Almost out of town we found a quieter cafe with menus in english and it was in fact english run , by now we were starving and were beyond any nationalistic preferences , we got 2 x veggie lasagne , a portion of chips , 4 coffees and two portions of apple pie and custard (lovely) for Euro 28 .
It was called Mijas cafe and i think i have a pic of it with a horse and carriage passing it , will find out tomorrow .The cafe filled up with other brits , some of whom knew the owner , and it also became quite noisy .
From Mijas we drove about 40 kils to estepona for golf again , once again dicing with missing the correct turn off and we had to pay a road toll of Euro 3.4 . Those ducks from the other day snobbishly ignored us (but i did get a pic)
The wind had increased again and leaves are being blown off the trees .
Drove back to F´rola , its busy since its saturday and there are quite a few young people about , i will qualify that by saying that generally
at this time of year (dec,jan,feb) , costa del sol is full of middle aged to old aged visitors and ex pats , many escaping the miserable weather in northern europe . We got a pizza again at Bogarts´, spanish football was on screen Real Betis v Real Madrid and Betis were winning , but at half time they put disco/pop music on so loud that we had to shout to have a conversation , here i go again .