The week started to the sound of children's chatter and laughter as they gradually returned to the port to enjoy the freedom and sunshine and to ride their bikes or scooters and feed the fish. After six weeks of eery silence, it was a beautiful sound. A bit like the dawn chorus on a spring morning.
I can only imagine what it must have felt like for the children of Spain, especially those that live in apartments. At least as adults we could go out to the shops, but for some of the children their only escape would have been a balcony. And having witnessed first hand how sociable and family orientated local families are, this for them, would be like the first shoots of Spring.
|Social distancing rules observed!|
We also had a visit from staff from the marina to formerly thank us for choosing their marina to stay in. I'm not quite sure why they gave Mark the wine, they obviously don't know me that well, but it was a lovely gesture and it made good headlines on their social media. And you'll be pleased to know the wine wasn't too bad either.
|Views from Playa del Cristo|
So, Saturday night, with masks and gloves in place we headed off to the mirador overlooking Playa del Cristo. And what a treat it was. A beautiful warm evening, with clear skies and as the sun set, it illuminated north Africa beautifully. It reminded us once again why we love Estepona so much, with its pretty town, friendly people and views across to the next continent.
Moments like that are so precious in these strange times.