Lovely Beach Weather But No Lifeguards?

SAL Proteccion CivilThe Almuñécar socialist, opposition party complains that despite the sweltering weather, as of the 1st of September Protección Civil has disappeared from the beaches.

According to the socialist councillor, Censi Ruiz, since Monday the 1st there have been no lifeguard or flag service on Almuñécar and La Herradura beaches.

Consequently, she asks how this can be possible in two seaside towns (Almuñécar/Herradura) where the summer doesn’t miraculously finish on the 1st of September. The overworked fan in my office can testify to it still being very much summer here.

The said councillor has demanded that the Mayor rectifies the situation by getting the lifeguards and warning-flags service back up and running, as, she says, “They should be there until the end of September at least.”

Sra. Ruiz also wanted to know why there were no rubbish-collections skiffs out working the waters just off the beach to clear it of jellyfish and flotsam.

We could offer the fact that there haven’t been any jellyfish swarms this summer, so far, thanks to the persistent Poniente currents (which are responsible for the suffocating sea mist).

Several locals have complained, claims the councillor, about the appearance of nata; i.e., trails of scum on the sea surface, which are normally dealt with by the cleaning craft, but the fact is that until Nerja gets its sewage treatment plant up and running, we will continue to be ‘blessed’ with this Nerja visiting card every time the current brings it this way.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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