Thursday, April 24, 2008

El Medano - Windy Town !

El Medano is one hell of a windy place - just look at this forecast for next week ...
Not many places in the world can produce wind like that week after week - this place ROCKS !

This was the web-cam pic from yesterday afternoon ...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Some Recent Pics (Nikki, Me, & Our House)

Here's a few pics taken by our friend Heather (from Belfast) while she was on holiday here ...

a rare pic of the lesser spotted windsurfing Nikki - about to launch with 5.2m sail and RRD WaveCult77

and me about to follow her, on 5.7m and JP FSW102 ... we both had a nice session, the wind picked up a bit and I changed down to my wave board (Tabou DaCurve 85).

Heather took this one of Nikki, me, and Snr El Baz on the terrace of the Medano Hotel - I'm wearing her friend's hat to stop my bald head from scorching. I'm struck by how lovely and happy Nikki looks (nothing at all to do with the bottle of wine that's just out of shot, I'm sure ...)

And these shots of our house were taken by Nikki for the property photography pages of her website ( ...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Basil finds a new Spanish Teacher ... !

Snr El Baz (Basil, aka 'Rambo", our small (but thinks he's much bigger) terrorist terrier) has found a new Spanish teacher. This was his old one:

and this is his latest one:

As you can see, the new teacher is much stricter, and dare I say even a bit scary with that impressively haughty looking beak. Anyway the problem with the gnome was that he was just a bit too laid back ... everything was a bit too 'manana' and I even suspected that he used to turn up for the lessons a bit worse for wear from the old cevezas and vino.

Having said that, you can see from the pic that Basil definitely bonded more with his old teacher, whereas the new one really has him under his beak (he doesn't have a thumb ...).

If you go back in time to my September 2007 post titled ""I Woof Therefore I am ..." (or just click here), you can read the full Basil story.