Leaving our shelter from the rain, we headed west, dodging the puddles, The architecture was quite interesting, with tiled roofs and tiled pictures (pic 2), we were now in La Carihuela-the former fishing village.
We came across Casa Juan (pic 3) , which was recommended as a good place to eat by our receptionist, apparently it's well known place for locals to eat at. Although we'd tried to get here, we hadn't walked far enough, and had enjoyed a lunch at Los Pescadores instead (see my restaurant tips for more info)
We headed forward along Calle San Cines - there was a tiled street sign here, and a picture of a boat and sailors which had a neon light fitting over it(pic 4)- as it was daytime, this wasn't illuminated.
From Calle San Cines we walked into Calle Carmen (pic 5), a street with many shops, most were closed-Winter/Afternoon, though those that opened onto the Paseo Martimo were open. These were mainly the shops catering to tourists-Souvenirs, pottery etc. There were some leather shops too.
After our lunch Sonja, Gilly and myself headed off to explore more, and to find the restaurant that Gilly had planned that we'd all eat at tomorrow lunch for our 'Winter Warmer meet'
We hadn't been walking far, when the heavens opened, and we ran for cover from the downpour. We were joined by Rob and Margaret.
The Plaza de Cantabria was surrounded by modern buildings in the Moorish/Andalucian style of architecture, which was handy for us, as we could shelter in the covered walkways, but watch the rain outside.
From my shelter, I could see the attractive fountain/ centrepiece of this plaza, where a notice pointed out that the water wasn't suitable for drinking.... "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink"!!!!
There were avenues with palm trees, this was feeling more Andalucian (apart from the rain)
Around our feet, a water feature was forming! Rain water was starting to gently cascade down the tiled steps - luckily the precipitation from the skies above started to abate, and we headed on our way, dodging puddles and doing diversions around flooded areas near the road edge.
It wasn't too long before it had stopped.