This was Las Galletas when I got there this morning - I had to go the long way round, and when I saw the seafront road it was obvious why it was closed. The sea had taken a great bite out of the beach and used it to pebble-dash the road, including a few cars that had been left in the danger-zone!
There were workmen sweeping beach off the promenade, too, though I suspect the next tide will undo all their good work
- the young man in the red shirt seems to think they're wasting their time!
A sea that can throw head-sized rocks isn't going to be fazed by a pile of gritty sand.
And this was the sea at Los Cristianos.
We heard yesterday that a woman had been swept off a wall by a wave. Terrible news, but there will always be people who risk their lives to watch the power of Nature up close.
Anyone want to buy my apartment? :D
Actually this isn't a joke - our apartment is on the market .
We live in Parque de la Reina, which is a quiet residential village with its own access to the motorway 5 minutes to the airport, 10 minutes to Los Cristianos, and if you click on the link at the top of this page you can take a virtual tour.