This, folks, is where I'm headed this weekend. Almería. Cabo de gata. Carboneras. Las negras. Playa de los muertos. Massive expanses of open sky and water. I plan on doing a whole lot of nothing, with occasional spurts of eating seafood, drinking iced coffee, hiking to far off beaches and laughing with my girlfriends. I was in Almería once a few years back but it was for work, and I only saw the beach briefly before heading into the theatre. The last time I really spent any time on a beach (not counting my wedding day, which really, honestly, doesn't count as a relaxing day at the beach) was probably 8 years ago. I think I'm due this little getaway.
After a few days in Almería I'll be meeting up with husband to visit a friend in Málaga, for more beaches and more sitting around. I think the boys will climb a mountain or something, but I will be lounging by the seashore.