October 24, 2005
Back from Andalucia
A quick week in the Campo ...
Roosters in the Campo have a genetic quirk which gives them special supersensitive night vision compared to normal roosters. This allows them to start crowing about 2 hours before the first glint of sunrise. Unfortunately, the same genetic quirk also makes them crow in an unusual fashion, something like "cock-a-doodle-AAAaaaargh".
The Renault Modus is a funny looking little car which I believe was designed by someone who lives in Competa on Calle Dr Fleming or Calle Jose Antonio. Why do I think this? Well, the Modus fits exactly into these streets. I mean, exactly. There is less than 1/8" to spare on either side of the car. I propose it should be rechristened the Renault Competa to commemorate this. Or the Renault Femto.
Also, don't try to find parking off of the main streets in Competa on a Saturday night, especially not around Ermita San Sebastian. There's no easy way out, and even if you are driving a Renault FemtoCompeta, you will not have an easy journey down to Plaza Almijara. Park on the top (Avenida Torrox) road if you're going to eat at La Rustico.
Your mother will still be shocked when you have driven your hire car down some too-narrow streets and you start swearing, even though a) she's got a more-than-casual acquaintance with the words herself and b) you are 37 years old.
The Campo in October can still be warm (up to 30 C in the shade) but swimming pools below 18 C are not comfortable to swim in for more than half a minute, however inviting they look.
More soon (plus photos).
Posted by daen at October 24, 2005 01:41 AM