Local Events and Fiestas

Well the carnival this year really went with a bang! The fireworks on the Sunday were stunning although a little scary as those of us on the sea front were sprayed with sea water and littered with debris!

  One stray spark actually set a tree on fire outside the Hideaway and the bomberos had to come and put it out!

But the fright was worth it as you can see...

especially the ones that were shot from a cannon out onto the sea

One slightly amusing moment was when a sign for the carnival was set off - because it said "Feliz Carnaval 2009"!! However it could also have been 2006 with the six turned upside down - is the council trying to economise?

The sardine this year was particularly surreal!

Spectacular though the fireworks were, my favourite night is always the main parade on the Saturday. It seemed even longer than last year and so many people had put a great deal of effort into both the floats and their costumes.

The theme was Under the Sea this year and here are some of my favourites...

The starfish - Salud!

The shark bites.....

Sponge Bob Square pants...

Mel - seaweed or an anemone?

the mermaids...

not sure, but at least there are some fish! To give him his due this is Neil a holidaymaker who didn't even know the carnival was on until he got here - so top marks for effort!

the scuba divers - who were taking photos of the crowd!

the octopi

including this real cutie!

the dolphins...

the crabs..

and of course - the pirates...

the lovely Hairbrain...

the bar staff from Flicks...

and DJ himself!

and no under the sea theme would be complete without Neptune..

and some of the ones who interpreted the theme in their own unique ways....

the camel...

Sean as Welsh Santa....

Zorro - OK so he wears this every year, no matter what the theme!

and these two who came as Match Point in tennis!!

and my favourite -

 The "sperm" men -complete with tails and no condom signs on their backs!