The Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain, is preparing for summer. The sunshine coast, reportedly re-named by Franco who believed tourists would flock to the call of sunny beaches but not to a windy (Costa del venta) shoreline, is feeling the tug of spring. The rainy days are fewer, flowers are multiplying, owners and staff are cleaning up the beach hut restaurants while municipal workers tidy the beach. Spanish is heard more than English. The wind blows hard and the waves crash noisily on the rocks.
I like to come to Spain to write quietly about wine, including Swiss wine, and to take long invigorating treks along the boardwalk, camera in hand. Click on the photos to see them uncropped, without captions.