Most people imagine the Mediterranean sea as a calm blue ocean and dream of warm, sunny beach holidays. But the Med is much more than a calm blue pond.
While in spring, summer and autumn, you can mostly count on relatively calm seas, warm temperatures and an endless stretch of sandy beach, winter brings some quite different moods to the Costa del Sol.
In this article we are visiting Fuengirola, on the south coast of Spain, and exploring some changes which were made in the last couple of years to the fishing and leisure port in the seaside town.
Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola:
The port in Fuengirola is a combined working fishing port and leisure marina, with many fishing boats moored in the one part, and luxury yachts moored in the leisure section.
There is a very pleasant walk to be had around the port, alongside the sea wall. Strolling along, one sees the smaller fishing boats and pleasure craft moored along the way.
While the images were taken prior to the boats moving back, this set up seems to be working well, so far, this winter.
The wintery weather also gives some added tones and color to the port, as we view some fishermen over their colorful nets: