Carpe diem

Today we did indeed `seize the day`.

 After four months of being confined to being just in Andalucia, we are now allowed to move across the provinces. This means that we can drive 15 minutes to La Herraudra, (which is in Granada province), where we usually spend every Sunday on the beach, with lunch at Bambu.

And we did just that. We have arrived home after 8 hours on the beach. Love it! It was such a pleasure driving along the winding, pine edged and rocky mountain-backed road that snakes along the coast to the beach. The sun was baking hot, and the sea was beautifully calm.

We love a beach day. Ours started with freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh bread with tomatoes and then peach jam, and coffee `en vaso`, that is, served in a glass, as they do so here in Spain. The church bells were ringing, and it was great to be back at this lovely family-run, stylish chiringuito.

We snoozed in the hot sun and read avidly. Harry the lurcher was curled up next to the sunbed, in the shade. The beach scene evolved during the day, from a quiet , almost empty vista-save a few fishermen, to much laughter from children playing happily with buckets and spades, a gaggle of speed boats and a huge yacht gliding past.

We spied the twin brothers who are about 6 years old, whom we usually see every Sunday, they have grown since January and they were proudly sporting new lobster printed swimming shorts , shrieking as they kicked a football about.

It was a busy day in the restaurant, with smartly dressed folk from Granada, heading this way, to celebrate lunch with their families, as today was `Dia de la Madre`. That`s Mother`s Day. So much merriment.

Most of all, it was a sunshine-y beach day, so for us that meant Tinto Verano-or summer wine…the first of the year, and very nice it was indeed. We lunched on Tuna Tataki, Dorada a la plancha, and Tarta de Queso, sitting under a huge umbrella, just simply enjoying it all.

Sunday afternoon at Bambu means musica, today there was a DJ, and after a swim in the sea, I dozed ,and read my kindle to a cool Ibiza style sound track.

We were still on the beach at 7.30pm, and it was hard to leave. We drove home with all the windows open playing Spanish pop music. A happy day.

6 thoughts on “Carpe diem

    1. I would say mid-range-but like so many places here the portions are quite big, so we often share a main course…try it! but you will need to book…


      1. Thank. Yes we often share.
        Glad you are settling in well.
        I like your posts reminding me of what it’s like to be new.


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