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What's happening in Los Alcazares?

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:32am
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bert

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Here we are in the UK, still wrestling with the social affects of covid as the guidelines swing to and fro and wondering if we will get our winter break in LA this year. If there is a possibility of getting there we will go. In mid Jan or Feb its much better chill in that lovely climate than it is here. But we have no idea what the situation is like down there. Are the bars and restaurant's open? Are people out walking and shopping at normal? I would be grateful for any news or advice.

Gail66

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:01pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:01pm

Currently most of the restaurants and bars are still open and trying really hard to stay afloat I’m sure. Some nights are really quite busy which is great to see. The rule is you can be inside until 10pm then have to go outside - however it doesn’t seem to apply to all bars so very confusing. All supermarkets are open and plenty people walking along promenade and beach (masks are compulsory). I would say if you able to definitely come and visit - I’m sure the restaurant/bar owners will appreciate as many customers as they can get

bert

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:50pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:50pm

Gail66 wrote on Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:01pm:

Currently most of the restaurants and bars are still open and trying really hard to stay afloat I’m sure. Some nights are really quite busy which is great to see. The rule is you can be inside until 10pm then have to go outside - however it doesn’t seem to apply to all bars so very confusing....

... All supermarkets are open and plenty people walking along promenade and beach (masks are compulsory). I would say if you able to definitely come and visit - I’m sure the restaurant/bar owners will appreciate as many customers as they can get

Thanks Gail, I take it that masks are compulsory outside in the open air too, is that correct?

Gail66

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:56pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:56pm

Yes they are unless you jogging, cycling 

Roberto30710

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:48pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:48pm

For those who live here all year round winter is a joy, after all this is the warmest winter location place in the whole of Europe,

Winter in LA -  with the CV19 restrictions on bars after 10pm (you have to be outside) there will be more estufas exteriors (gas radiant heaters) than ever before, but mostly it will be daytime sitting in the sun. under clear blue skies. You don't need Vitamin D capsules here, you can get sunburnt over a couple of beers.

Most of the bars/restaurants have cut staff, so its mainly the owners cooking and pulling beers and serving.

The beaches are clean, there has been no gota fria flood rains, so the water is clear, there are free Mar Menor ferry excursions courtesy of the ayuntamientos de Los Alcázares.

There are good numbers of people on the promenade, particularly on the weekend. 

Further afield, with the reduced human presence,  there are record numbers of flamingos on the  San Pedro del Pinatar salinas and there is more wildlife to see in the Sierra Espuña.

Its tough living here, but someone has to do it!!

bert

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:03pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:03pm

Roberto30710 wrote on Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:48pm:

For those who live here all year round winter is a joy, after all this is the warmest winter location place in the whole of Europe,

Winter in LA -  with the CV19 restrictions on bars after 10pm (you have to be outside) there will be more estufas exteriors (gas radiant heaters) than ever before, but mostly it will be daytime sitting in the sun. under clear blue skies. You don't need Vitamin D capsules here, you can get su...

...nburnt over a couple of beers.

Most of the bars/restaurants have cut staff, so its mainly the owners cooking and pulling beers and serving.

The beaches are clean, there has been no gota fria flood rains, so the water is clear, there are free Mar Menor ferry excursions courtesy of the ayuntamientos de Los Alcázares.

There are good numbers of people on the promenade, particularly on the weekend. 

Further afield, with the reduced human presence,  there are record numbers of flamingos on the  San Pedro del Pinatar salinas and there is more wildlife to see in the Sierra Espuña.

Its tough living here, but someone has to do it!!

Sounds great, can't wait to get back there!

Ginger

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:16pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:16pm

Roberto30710 wrote on Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:48pm:

For those who live here all year round winter is a joy, after all this is the warmest winter location place in the whole of Europe,

Winter in LA -  with the CV19 restrictions on bars after 10pm (you have to be outside) there will be more estufas exteriors (gas radiant heaters) than ever before, but mostly it will be daytime sitting in the sun. under clear blue skies. You don't need Vitamin D capsules here, you can get su...

...nburnt over a couple of beers.

Most of the bars/restaurants have cut staff, so its mainly the owners cooking and pulling beers and serving.

The beaches are clean, there has been no gota fria flood rains, so the water is clear, there are free Mar Menor ferry excursions courtesy of the ayuntamientos de Los Alcázares.

There are good numbers of people on the promenade, particularly on the weekend. 

Further afield, with the reduced human presence,  there are record numbers of flamingos on the  San Pedro del Pinatar salinas and there is more wildlife to see in the Sierra Espuña.

Its tough living here, but someone has to do it!!

Totana in the foothills of the Sierra Espuna is on total lockdown, road blocks prevent entry or exit. Originally they were in lockdown, along with other towns, the lockdown restrictions were removed after 3 weeks. Obviously there was a problem at Totana, lockdown was reintroduced for 3 weeks, this has been extended further. 

Roberto30710

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:26pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:26pm

Ginger wrote on Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:16pm:

Totana in the foothills of the Sierra Espuna is on total lockdown, road blocks prevent entry or exit. Originally they were in lockdown, along with other towns, the lockdown restrictions were removed after 3 weeks. Obviously there was a problem at Totana, lockdown was reintroduced for 3 weeks, thi...

...s has been extended further. 

Ginger, thank you for your comments.  I understand there are major problems with the lockdown in Totana, but is there a problem going in via the RM2 hence  Alahambra de Murcia?

Ginger

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:30pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:30pm

Roberto30710 wrote on Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:26pm:

Ginger, thank you for your comments.  I understand there are major problems with the lockdown in Totana, but is there a problem going in via the RM2 hence  Alahambra de Murcia?

I don’t know, living where we do Totana has always been our route.

Roberto30710

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:38am

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Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:38am

OK, we will tiptoe around the outside, wear our masks and wash our hands...

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