Saturday, August 8, 2009

A pink day at the beach

It's Saturday again! Where did this week go? Next week we are going back to Norway and I don't want to go. I love being here in Spain!

Today we went to a beach that's just a hidden gem. It's off the beaten track for most tourists and there are mainly Spanish people here. The "town" (just a few houses) is called Bolonia and 2000 years ago this tiny little town used to be a wealthy Roman settlement. I think I will do a post tomorrow about the history of this place. So if you're into history, please come back Sunday too.

Well, since it is Pink Saturday over at Beverly's blog I'll try to make my beach story PINK...

Driving all the way down past Gibraltar you'll come to the southernmost point of continental Europe: the town of Tarifa. The lighthouse marks where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean meet. The winds are always strong and it is one of the most popular places to windsurf and kite in all of Europe.

This is Tarifa. And the mountains you see in the back there is actually the Rif Mountains in North Africa! It's only 13 km (8miles) across the strait of Gibraltar.
I'm ALWAYS amazed by this view.

We're driving just a little bit further.

A new sign? Oh, no... more people are going to find our "hidden gem"!

This is the beach of Bolonia... Beautiful isn't it?

So here I am... enjoying a day at the beach... looking for something that is PINK!

Okay, my girl is always pink! Today is no exception.

But my son usually will not wear anything pink. He had to chose this one because it was the last one in the store...

There's a beach vendor.

My toes are pink!

Now, I know these aren't pink. But how can I NOT show you that there are BULLS on the BEACH!

There are always windsurfers here. They look pretty cool!

But not as HOT as this guy with the Hello Kitty Board!
(No nasty comments... he's mine!)

For some odd reason I always end up with a few of these a couple of feet away from my towel! (And since I have quite a few American readers I have censured....)

My beach bag is PINK!

It getting late and my daughter decides that she will entertain the people at the beach bar with her version of a very LOUD Mamma Mia - with moves. This is after I have dragged her out of a puddle of water at the beach where she was swimming with her bikinbottoms on her HEAD!
Time to go home!

So we leave Bolonia and head on home enjoying the PINK sunset!

Having to take one last look at the view of Africa!
The lights you see in the background is from the Moroccan town of Tangier.
I hope you enjoyed a day at the beach with us!


Kristen said...

Beautiful! Your little girl is adorable in that polka dot bikini.

And since you were photo-shopping the girls you could've made them ugly...just saying...

Angela said...

It's look like this was an awesomely fun day! The photos you took were great! I love pink, and since we're stationed in Hawaii right now (my hubby is in the Army) I'm pretty fond of beaches too! This was a great post!

Angela from Angela's Soliloquy

We SITS have to stick together!

Amy said...

I do love the pink you found. Love the boards.

Stacey said...

What beautiful views! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

sinnlighet said...

Hallo pink lady, your blog is lovely and I will come back.

Agneta :o)

Bonjade said...

Wow I enjoyed it very much and I smiled a lot by reading your post.

Oh I love all your pink in the post especially the one with the pink hello kitty board.....;)
And your daughter she is such a sweety....It's a pity that I wasn't on the beach to see her song from mama mia.......
She must be a talent.
Nice weekend

Moms Fighting Fat and said...

Terrific pictures! I'm still reeling from the bulls on the beach, lol. Too funny that you took pictures of your footsies that flaunted your pink tootsies.

Thanks for sharing your day at the beach.

Have a lovely weekend ~ Sandy

Oh, and thank you for visiting my blog the other day. Nice to meet you. :-)

Elena said...

Oh I have so enjoyed your post. The beach is a gem as you said ... gotta love those bulls too, lol.
... and the views are amazing - the sunset, the view of Africa ... I think I'm 'jealous'.

Until next time, Happy Pink Saturday - have a great week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Dazzle ME said...

I love the Hello Kitty surfboard! the views are amazing :) very lucky!
and lots of pink is a good thing ;-)
"Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest"

Catharina Maria said...

Beautiful! Your little girl is adorable in her bikini
Lovely pink post !
Rini The Netherlands

La Belle Mere UK said...

I'm sooooo jealous!!! So near but yet so far!! I need a holiday.

B xxx

daphne said...

I'm thinking of going on a holiday right now, thanks to your awesome pics!!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Nanni said...

Da Nannimannen så bildet av Your Man, he said: I´m tempted!
I don´t know what he meant, but he had not seen the picture below yet... so I´m just wondering here....???
Dette ble norskenglish today. Vi er på hytta på Gålå og bare koooser oss, having a good time.
Love and susses!

Kelly said...

oh, I am drooling over your photos! Really wish I was there right now.

Also, I love your "about me". You are awesome!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

WOW, what a gorgeous place!
I can see why you didn't want to leave. But I bet Norway is wonderful too!
Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos AND if I had not seen the bulls on the beach...well, I might not have believed it LOL! ;)
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

~*~ Patty in Virginia

Dana and Daisy said...

well, I saw more than a few things that you just would not see in Tulsa! lol!

Thank you for visiting. Your family is precious, right down to the hello Kitty surf board.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Dana and Daisy

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Ohhh my goodness what a fun post!

Love the beautiful beach you have and your humor is wonderful.

Sometimes we are all stick in the muds for sure. Thanks for the smile.

Stop by and say hi if you have a minute... :) would love to have you.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Pam said...

WHAT A GREAT POST! I love these photos! Ok, now I want to go to Bolonia. Your kids are precious. A wonderful day.

Tami said...

Very pretty today!!
Have a very special Pink Saturday!!!!
xo Tami

Shirley said...

YIKES! Bulls on the beach? Scary. I enjoyed your post very much. Happy Pink Saturday.

JJ said...

Enjoyed your post although it made me very envious sitting in the wet and cold which is an English summer.

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

You must had a great and fun time...
Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend

Terri said...

What a beautiful place. You daughter is a cutie in her pink bikini too. Hope you have a great Pink Saturday. Thans for taking the time to stop by my blog too.

Tammy518 said...

What beautiful pictures! I'd love to visit Spain someday. The bulls on the beach are too funny!

MissBliss said...

What lovely pictures!!! I can see why you love this beach!!!

The hello kitty board pic is so cute...

I could live at this beach!

Regina said...

Wow. I enjoyed it. Tarifa has great view. Fantastic shots and post.
Happy weekend.

Vicki said...

I enjoyed my visit to that beautiful beach! The photo with the mountains in the background and that gorgeous water is breathtaking. You found lots of pinks at the beach, too. Thank you for visiting me at Bunny Cottage. Enjoy your weekend. Vicki

Susie Jefferson said...

What a stunning beach - I can tell you had a wonderful time. Isn't your daughter a sweetie.

Happy Pink Saturday!

peggy gatto said...

What a lovely time I had!

Mary said...

I've never wanted to travel but your photos have put the bee in my bonnet to do so! The sunset, the beach, your sweet babies...all beautiful! Wonderful post today!

Jennicillin said...

Looks like a wonderful pink day at the beach! I'm jealous!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Valarie said...

Your blog is beautiful....I can't wait to go back thru your archives. Your day at the beach looked amazing. Have a lovely day.

Martha said...

Great pictures from your beach, so beautiful, your daughter and husband too!

Claudia said...

Oh, it is so gorgeous! You have had the most amazing time, I can tell! Love your photos. Happy Pink Saturday!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love the post! Such a fun day at the beach! Your hubs is so cute with his hello kitty board! ha! Your children are precious!

Thanks for taking us along!


Bea said...

Absolutely incredible and breathtaking! I can only imagine how exciting is to see it in person!! thanks for sharing!
I will check back for the history!

alette siri ane said...

Tusen takk for hilsen,eg måtte rulle meg nedover for å se om det var meg som var fra Bergen ,og det var det,men no er eg i Os du finner meg vanligvis i Balestrand.Bor her og der vekselvis.Kunne tenkt meg Spania istedenfor!

Patty said...

Wow! Spain does look like an awesome place. I'd hate to leave.

Angelika said...

Oh wow, that was a treat to read and see! It's been a long time that I was in Spain, I even have more relatives there than in Germany.

There are some beautiful old places in Spain, almost feels like time stopped still.

have a lovely weekend!

Rita said...

Excellent subject for the theme. Beautiful photos. Wonderful vicarious trip to the beach.

Loved it all.

Thanks for the visit.

Donna S. said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

NicNacManiac said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to leave...looks like heaven!!
Happy Pink SAturday!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics. Have a wonderful PS and thank you for your comments. :o)

Mama Mel said...

Very pretty! I love the bulls on the beach! :)

RebeccaMom said...

great photos! I actually visited that part of the country when I was young (like 21)! it is gorgeous! and you have a beautiful family :)

Donna @ dh designs said...

What a beautiful beach! Looks like you all had a fun time! Beautiful pics! We have had a very cool wet summer in Canada! Perhaps my next vacation will have to be to Spain :)

BTW - I love the new look on your blog - and the welcome text at the top is a nice touch!

Amos said...

Oh the life!!! And someday I am GOING THERE WITH YOU!!!!!!!! How could you all possibly top a holiday in Spain? So GORGEOUS!!! Love you all!

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