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This is the Club House

We have liked this little summer sailing club ever since we have been here. It sits by the side of the river Ebro, quiet in the late autumn and the early part of the year. But come July an air of expectancy arrives, what date will it open this favourite place, who will be running the bar, will they be any good? Over the past years we have seen good and bad students running it. This year we were in for a treat.  Mohammed, Paul, and  Ivan took over, it was like an open air restaurant.  Waiter service, drinks and snacks were brought to your table, tables wiped and cleared no mess anywhere these young men showed a talent for people care.

A typical evening

When you consider that the girls and boys who train for the muleta races are there every night plus parents and friends it says a lot.  I have been watching them play chess and played the odd game, I do like chess, whilst others play cards as they wait for their turn in the boats.

Then off they go 6 to a boat rowing down stream with the current but pulling hard as they come back up against a 6knt flow again and again.  Sitting there in the evening looking out over the river with a cool glass of beer or wine and a gentle breeze, whilst watching the youngsters training is very pleasant.

There is also a swimming pool here for members, which is well used, especially in the afternoons. Not only by the grown-ups but but the young people as well.  We often arrives in the evening to see them coming from the pool to sit with their friends. There are bar meals available at reasonable prices, so like us people come to eat.

This is practice

            

This year there the anual Mora Marisca was cancelled, so there was much activity as boats were taken to other villages on the river for racing.  We managed to catch some of them and the pictures below are an indication of the size of a muleta, which takes 6-8 youngsters to move. This weekend is the last one the bar is open till next year so we are sitting here enjoying our last meal of the season, looking out over the river.  I hope you enjoy our favourite summer bar.

The Races

      

                 

And the outcome of all this fun? Why the girls got a cup 3rd but it is still a cup!  Well done senoritas!!

The Parakeets??  Well they live in the trees by the hospital behind the club, and squark and fly around.  One complements the other.

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