As you can see from the photo above, there is a new bridge being built on the golf course. It is on Hole 3 of the Winter Blue Course. Also known as hole 2 of Master3/Classic course in the summer layout.
The current bridge is no longer safe to carry buggies. So the buggies are being routed around the water. Also, the tees have been pushed forward on the hole while the new bridge is being built.
This photo was taken over the Easter weekend. As today is not a bank holiday in Spain perhaps work on the new bridge might be re-starting today.
I had to pop down to see Sharon at Alcor Properties yesterday. While there I took a few pictures of changes in "The Square".
The grass is being reseeded, Fosil has a new outdoor space and La Cala is now open where La Gaviota used to be.
Just a reminder that Mercadona will be closed on Friday 30 March as it is Good Friday.
Those people who pay their property tax to El Ejido council by direct debit will probably have received a letter similar to the one above recently.
I have OCRed the letter and put the results through Google translate.
Basically, it says that they will introduction the option to take their payments in 2 parts this year rather than as a single payment.
Read More for a Google translation of the letter.
Last time I was round by Cajamar bank there was work continuing on El Bucanero. It had been closed for some time. I had a chat with the people there and they said that it should be open before Easter all being well.
Also, it appears that La Gaviota is being renamed La Cala. They have put up a new sign covering the old picture of a seagull on the wall. Work is continuing inside the place. The last I heard is that they were still trying to get a new opening licence confirmed by the council. I guess they are also hoping to be open in time to pick up some trade in the busy Easter season.
In the last couple of days we have had our first significant encounters with mossies this year.
On Sunday afternoon we played 9 holes of golf from around 4pm in the afternoon. Just before we finished at around 6pm we started to have some drizzle. As we were playing the last hole we spotted a few mossies flitting about.
Then yesterday afternoon Jacqui spotted a mossie in the apartment. This is a reasonably unusual event as the fly screens normally do a good job of keeping them out.
I hope this is not a sign that we are going to have a lot of them this year. Hopefully the extra money the council is spending will keep the numbers down.
It went very dark for a few minutes last night. Not long before 10pm if I remember rightly.
Looking out of the window it seemed like the whole of the town had suffered a power cut. Luckily it only lasted a few minutes.