Wish I was there
in Banos, the pool
indeed behave calm
do my best to stay cool
perhaps under a palm
or lay on bollard
next falling to dive
that wouldn’t be hard
I am cool, and alive
Sorry, Torrevieja. After March this year there was no possibility for me to visit you. I had to leave you at full speed in March, fled in 100 from Covid 19. Three times I bought a plane ticket for the return trip, in addition to one that didn’t accept my efforts.
At the airport there was a kind of chaos, plane was five hours late, fully loaded, no one wearing a mask, and not possible to buy food on board.
On the train home from Oslo there were very few other passengers, almost not a person to see when train stopped on a station, a scary experience.
At home in Langesund, I was quarantined for two weeks, and my visitors had to sit outside while I sat inside the open door.
When I got out of quarantine I could start moving around again. I made gardening, boat cleaning and launching, followed by nice boat trips with fishing and bathing.
Now that Christmas is just around the corner, society is extra vigilant and the awareness of being careful is great. I wear a face mask when I’m in the store, and make shopping only once a week.
I look forward to Christmas, but it will be different compared to before.
Torrevieja, take care, be strong. Good times will come, and then I will visit you again. I miss you and I hope you know I love you.
Hope you don’t mind me bringing my wife. If possible she likes you even more than I do.
Merry Christmas to you all, and see you in 2021 which will be a good year. We know you will do your best to fulfill our dreams.
Wish I was there
in B 3, in the pool
and guess what I’d wear
diver’s mask, to stay cool
I had to leave Torrevieja in March 2020 due to the corona, covid 19 virus.
B3 = Banos de Europa phase III (Torrevieja)
The Covid 19, Corona virus, made a lock down of society in Spain, and for example pools have been closed.
Masks are and have been mandatory to wear.
I would not like to return if I had to wear anti-virus mask.
You’re mine – You’re not mine.
I saw this wall painting a few yars ago in Torrevieja, and was so excited about this drawing. Coming back a couple of years later, the area proved to be locked in by a gate, but I found a way to make a photo. Here I show you both the complete painting and the detail in center that caught my attention that time.
The painting was outside the alzheimer centre in Torrevieja, and with that in mind I made my analysis of this art work.
We see one face at each outer side of the painting. When studying them one can imagine lived lives. At back side of the heads you are allowed to see into them, and you find a total mess. Although the inside of the head si mixed up, there are threads stretching out backwards bringing out good vibrations. I think there is still thinking ability. And I think:
I love you – please love me.
Having left the cold weather in the Nor(th)way, slippy roads and snow, then it’s real nice to be met with sunshine and no fear for falling due to icy steps. And I register that my body and soul is calming down and tuning in to a relaxing level preparing for days of thankfulness. Torrevieja – here I am.
On a stroll I can suddenly take a photo of something meaningless. This one is accompanied by some relaxed thoughts:
An experienced man with grey hair
he was sitting laid back in his chair
when sun was at high
one heard his warm sigh
Can you give me a cold one, my dear
made a call to secretly hire
a man with a hose
Aim straight at his nose
He’ll no more complain sunny fire
I have a clock also showing how many steps I go by day. Those who have made the clock have probably meant that it will have a health impact. I’m going to set goals for how many steps I should, or intend to (as a minimum) dive around every day, and maybe at noon I can check whether there can be a nap on the pillow or a walk.
But that’s a bit strange. At home in Norway, there are usually no question, always an afternoon rest and sometimes a walk. In Casa Slappava (my house in Torrevieja), on the other hand, I can go on a stroll just as it is. It may be before dinner one day, after dinner another day. And you believe me when I say that it may even take a few days between each time I take a Spanish walk. Instead, there may be a little swim. The downside is that the clock does not measure the number of swim ceilings neither in the pool nor in the salt water, and on these damp days, I therefore have exercised more than pedometer clock shows. A hidden Relaxation Bonus, ie.
Today, suddenly, the pedometer announced that I had achieved double goals. Something like that is both rare and strange. It has its explanation. Perhaps I’ll elaborate on it later on.
Let your thoughts fly. When I saw this I was thinking of Increasing interests.
It is some years since we last time visited Santa Pola. We found a good and big under ground parking garage, i.e. Parking de Castillo, the castle parking. Of course we had to visit the castle, and in the courtyard we found the entrance to a chapel and also to a museum. The museum, Museo del Mar, had two departments, an archeological and one for sea and fishing. They were both very interesting and informative. Indeed recommended.
We made a stroll in some of the streets. It is obvious that the old town is old. On our walk we found a nice «lagoon» which proved to be the Parque el Palmeral with palms of course and an excavated Roman Villa with mosaic floors.
Turning direction and walking to the harbour was a nice experience. The harbour front line looks relatively new giving the fishing and the tourist boats (frequenting Tabarca) modern facilities. This is also the case with the facilities for the leisure boats.
Along a wide stroll path at the harbour front, we found a number of restaurants and cafés which in the warm time of year for sure is a dominant meeting place.
Not having seen all Santa Pola can offer, we for sure will make a later return.
Some information about Santa Pola also found on our Costa Blanca page.
In Torrevieja, the municipal gardener has prepared the spring in Plaza de la Constitucion. It’s nice to see spring is here.