We decided against going to the beach. There was a layer of thin cloud about and a strong breeze which meant we would have been sandblasted rather than tanned yesterday. Instead I got on with some much needed gardening; tying in new shoots on the climbers, potting on the tomato seedlings and clearing out the weeds and grass. I also took the cover off the pool and stored it away for the summer. Now the water is at 26 -28 degrees C it is plenty warm enough for swimming.
Just to show you what we missed though here are some pictures of Guardamar beaches. Guardamar has 11km of white sand beach from the mouth of the river down to Campamor. Although the beach in the centre gets very crowded in August there is always plenty of room if you are prepared to walk a little.