Atlantic or Mediterranean, which do you prefer?


The Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea outside our front door.  This fascinates me.   Should we turn left of right?  Atlantic or Mediterranean?  What a dilemna.

I prefer the Atlantic.  It is colder, windier and rougher than the calm, warm Med but you can’t beat it for good sand.

The Atlantic has deep drifts of fine white sand.

Good eating sand.

The Mediterranean has more irregular beaches,

with  coarse dark sand.

To truly appreciate the differences in color and texture it is best to use a common, neutral backdrop.  Like my kid’s face.

This is Mediterranean sand.  Like little ants crawling across his cheeks.

This is Atlantic sand.  Like a sprinkling of icing sugar across his nose.

I’m an Atlantic girl.  No contest really.  It’s not so grainy in the bedsheets and easier to ignore on the floor.

Advertisements

2 comments

  1. Hola Rea! Llevo unos dias leyendo tu blog y me encanta…No sabia en cuál de las entradas contestarte, pero en esta no he podido resistirme; so también soy ” an Atlantic girl”!
    Ahh el blog en general me parece genial, yo soy muy crítica (quizás demasiado) con nuestra cultura y a veces siento que no encajo mucho…por eso me gusta tanto leer cómo se nos ve desde fuera. Un beso!

    1. ¡Gracias por la visita Jara! Algecrias en concreto tiene su propria cultura, y a veces, es mejor reirse que quejarse. Besitos, que nos vemos en 2011.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s