Almerimar

In the past I have had an automatic feed of stories from the Almerimar Today website to my personal Facebook page. This feed will continue to exist.

In addition, I have now created an Almerimar Today Facebook page.

The reasons for doing this are twofold:

- the Facebook page will be available to people that I do not know personally.

- the Facebook page will allow people who have an interest in Almerimar to communicate with each other. This was one of the original aims of Almerimar Today. However for security reasons I had to remove the ability to comment direct to the site and provide a forum facility some time ago.

So if you like looking at Almerimar Today please take a look at and use the new Facebook page as well.

One of our readers has spotted that the link to the Mar Azul webcam was not working. I have switched it a new source and it seems OK now.

Also, it looks like Spotfav has changed to a registration based service. So I have removed the Spotfav link to an Almerimar webcam from the site.

Almerimar 1956

I was chatting to someone recently about the history of Almerimar. In the discussion I said that I had a photo of Almerimar from 1956 (see above). It was taken by Lico Geyvan who is a photographer from El Ejido.

I thought I would share it again as it was last seen on this site around 5 years ago.

Just a quick update on Almerimar featuring on A Place in the Sun. It is likely that our episode will not air until 2018.

The nice people on the A Place in the Sun Facebook page have explained the situation as follows:

"There are now 3 variants of the show: Winter Sun, Summer Sun and Home or Away. The aim of Winter Sun is locations so that hunters can escape the cold British winters. Summer Sun is so that hunters can access guaranteed sun all summer long. That is why locations can overlap. This is also why Winter Sun is shown in the winter and Summer Sun in the summer!"

The latest round of new episodes that have been shown during the week at 4pm in September are the Home or Away variant. The last one of these will be aired later this month. After that the show will take a break.

It is not certain but the show is likely to start again in early January 2018 showing Winter Sun episodes. Apparently this all depends on the people who produce the Channel 4 schedule. However based on previous years this is the most likely scenario.

Almería province is one of the areas that can be classified as either Winter Sun or Summer Sun. The episode showing Almerimar was filmed in June. However due to the climate in this region I guess it could be aired as part of the Winter Sun series in early 2018. If not, I guess it will be aired in the Summer Sun series later in 2018.

Summer is definitely coming to an end.

I have an app called Sitúame that gives you details of local bus services. This morning it gave me a message to say that the summer night bus services will stop from 10 September.

Also, we were in Mercadona yesterday and did not have to struggle to get a car parking space.

Plus we are sleeping a bit better as it is a bit cooler and less humid at night now.

Autumn and winter are on the way.

The article here on the Olive Press site has details of increases in budget airline travellers to Spain. Particularly from the UK.

I guess that even Almería has seen an increase this year.

The football season started again yesterday (20 August 2017) for CD El Ejido 2012 and UD Almería. Both teams were playing away.

It was a 0-0 draw away at Futbol Club Jumilla for El Ejido in the Segunda Division B - Group 4.

Almería won 1-0 away at Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the Segunda Division. Mr Sly will be happy today.

One of our readers has pointed out some information about viewing the eclipse on this coming Monday.

You can see information about the timing of viewing the eclipse here in Málaga and Almería.

I guess that in Almerimar it will be some time in between the two. So starting just after 20:45. It looks like it will last around 15 minutes or so.

Not sure whether you will have to be on high ground to get a good view. As I think the sun might be going down behind the castle at the moment.

I guess this may not necessarily be an interesting subject for non-UK people. However for those that need to transfer money over here regularly the exchange rate is starting to hurt a bit. See the article here on the Olive Press site for some details.

In my time here since late 2004 the lowest rate I ever got was around 1.08 euros to the pound. Having done a quick check it appears that the spot rate is now sitting at just under 1.10. It looks like I may set a new low for a transfer in the not too distant future.

Here is a video made from old photos of Almerimar golf and golfers. Taken from the Memorias de Almerimar Facebook page.

UPDATED 12:50 - 24 July 2017: A reader has spotted that the Virgin planner goes a day further. The episode on Friday 4 August is from the province of Almería. However I think it does not include Almerimar.

Just a quick update on the episode of A Place In The Sun that includes some properties in Almerimar. It was filmed here in early June 2017 and the new series is now being shown on Channel 4 in the afternoon every day except Sunday.

I have been checking the C4 schedule online regularly on the All 4 listings. So far I can confirm that it is not one of the episodes currently available on the All 4 schedule which runs up to Thursday 3 August 2017.

New business - 13 July 2017

After picking up the list for Friday golf earlier this afternoon I took a few photos of changes happening in town. This is the progress of the building work on the corner of Porto Fino near Mercadona. When asked the builders said they did not know what type of business it was going to be.

Read More for some more photos of this building work and some other photos from around town.

One of our readers has got in touch and asked me to publish the following information (contact me if you would like the person's contact details)....

House clearance due to sale. Mixture of major and minor household items including a variety of garage items. To view or enquire please contact me on Wednesday 21 June 2017. I will only be available until Sunday 25th June.