Sporty Saturday

Saturday morning and according to the list of local festive activities there was a swimming competition across the bay, starting at 10 a.m.

We arrived at 9:45 and found a good viewing spot on a bench overlooking the beach. We waited, and  waited.  P strolled over to one of the officials to ask when they would be starting.  11a.m. apparently.   So we went to our favourite cafe in the square and whiled away some time with a cafe cortado.

Back to the beach and it was all happening. 

There were about 16 competitors.  At the signal they dived in and swam right across to a marker buoy up against the cliffs, then back towards the marina, around the orange buoy,  back to the cliffs then a straight-ish route back to the beach.








The winner made it in just over 20 minutes.

This guy was not in the competition,  he was just swimming around getting in the way

Later that afternoon P signed on for a Christmas Road Race,  a 5km fun run around the town. It was scheduled to start at 5 pm but actually got underway around 6:20 pm. At least the temperature had cooled down by then. He did well considering he has been suffering from a hacking cough and sore throat since we arrived here.


Elfie found a good spot for sunbathing



11 comments:

  1. Elfie goes Karaoke: "Love on the rocks.."

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    1. Ooh, I've got that song running around in my head now

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  2. It seems as though Naughty Elf (aka Elfie) was caught between a rock and a hard place. I hope that Mummy Elf rubbed some "Goblin" sun cream in his exposed elfish flesh.

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    1. Don't worry. I stuffed him back in my bag before he got a chance to get burnt

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  3. Many of us will miss Elfie after Christmas.

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    1. I think I am enjoying this more than little Poppy!

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  4. Poor Elfie, stuffed in your bag. He will be complaining strongly if that happens again! Hope P survived the 5k run - not too shabby, say I!

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  5. That black volcanic sand gets in your toes!

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  6. Elfie looks sort of 'sexy' in that pose!

    It seems most of the swimmers wore wetsuits; is the water there cold? I learnt in Ireland that the sea there stays quite warm even when the air temperature is quite low..
    xxxx

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