Holidaymakers and residents joined together in protest yesterday morning over the noise made by jet-ski users in the bay.
But it is not only the noise that these machines make, but also the speed that they travel over the water, which many feel is dangerous for bathers, especially for kiddies.
Headed by Amigos del Mar and holding individual-letter boards spelling out, “Por una bahía tranquila” (For a Peaceful Bay), those protesting wanted to express their annoyance towards the Town Hall because of its inactivity over this affair.
They also consider Costas to share the blame because they allow jet-ski users to do exactly what they like for want of laws that should prevent it, they consider.
“La Herradura has always been known as a quiet village for families, and these jet skis are ruining it, but the worst thing is that one of these days there’s going to be an accident,” said protester on the beach.
The protesters have made it clear that they will continue to gather and protest until the authorities do something about the problem.
Editorial comment: the ex-First Councillor of La Herradura has been busy as Mayor, visiting barrios after the Peñuelas Affair and appears to have taken his eye off the ball as far as the most important element of the municipality’s summer tourism goes… the beach.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: JM de Haro)