March brought with it a continuation of the blustery gale like weather Alicante has been experiencing these last few months and very little rain...quite tedious! It seems although the sharp chill in the air has decreased and we have some lovely blue skies, the strong winds are still with us!
Last Sunday we decided to turn towards the other side of Alicante for our Sunday outing.
As we were at a bit of an odds with the change in hour we left the house later than we usually do. This meant we couldn't go too far afield so we went down to the Sailing club at the end of the Postiguet Beach. We wanted to see how much progress the council had made with the continuation of the new promenade. It was still a dirt track but more kilometers had been cleared so we could walk quite a way and in fact link up with the Albufereta beach. It is a beach we hadn't been to for quite some years.
It was a great walk and even more so as you can see from these photos as the sea was quite vocal and wild that morning. It can certainly not compare with the ferocious Atlantic and the terrible storms in Galicia or the UK over the previous months at all. This was a mini spectacle in comparison in fact I'd say it was quite enjoyable and drew forth quite a few spectators.
Why do we get so excited when we see big waves???
At least the public there didn't do stupid ,daft things like I had seen on TV coverage and on the web during the big storms elsewhere. I wish people would learn that you don't mess with Mother Nature....silly people!
Now then...... The Med is a usually a quiet sea which gets a bit irate occasionally but it is blessed with a calm nature most of the time.
The Spanish fishermen call the sea La Mar using the feminine gender when they refer to HER temperament ....she wasn't her normal splendid greeny blue at all that morning!
Mind you the sun still shone and managed to evade the clouds....
I've just finished another Beanie for my little great niece. I think I have been influenced by the March Winds as it it is quite curly and has a big breezy flower on the top. My own pattern. I just went along adding this and that ..very free style....la di dah!!!
It seems to be all beanies now and I'm getting quite fed up of them;making them that is!
I decided to turn back to a more vintage style and found this adorable pattern at KatieCooksand Crafts which I made up for my other great niece.
Are you shocked by the colour? I didn't want to make it in a traditional pastel color. I had this urge for something totally different and as my 15 month old great niece is a red head I thought green would do nicely.
The front looks a little drab but when you turn it around there's a shine of colour there on the back.
I so enjoyed making it.
I used the nice soft Coats SMC Micro Grande in all colours and a Nº 4 hook and it was made in a jiffy.
Good news for all.
Emma at the Log Cabin is back with a lovely new blog called Cosy Red and she would be delighted if old and new followers could pop in to say hello.
Enjoy your weekend!!