As a personal tribute to Marbella Town´s fishing community, some of whom I´ve gradually got to know over the past year since writing my first blog post about the fishing port, I decided to join in the various ceremonies and processions that are held throughout the day of the 16th July, honouring the Virgen del Carmen, Marbella´s beloved patron saint and protector of all sailors and fishermen…. Continue reading
I´m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions but a debilitating bout of flu throughout Christmas that took me out of action right up to New Year’s Day, made me yearn to have my health back and I resolved to improve my overall fitness and wellbeing this year with a daily cycle ride along Marbella Town’s 8 km stretch of beachfront promenade.
This is a resolution that’s been very easy to keep. When I inherited my bike from a friend last October, it had been 15 years since I’d last owned one. Propped up in my entrance hall for a swift no-excuses exit, I have rediscovered the joy of cycling and have become healthily addicted to that delicious feeling of freedom it brings me as I freewheel along the promenade in all weathers with the sea air swirling about me…
One of my favourite shorter cycle rides is to Marbella Town’s Fishing Port, heading east from the Leisure Harbour. Just under 2 km away, what used to take me 25 minutes to walk one way, has been cut down to a 10 minute cycle. Continue reading
One of my favourite Marbella early morning walks, is east along the beachfront promenade to Marbella’s fishing port.
This is a much quieter stretch to walk along at any time of day or year, simply because there are not so many restaurants and bars along the way – but early in the morning like today, when I set off at 7 just before sunrise, it was not only blissfully cool but there was hardly a soul to be seen apart from the odd street cleaner or fanatical jogger. Continue reading