2018.09.18 Fishy fishies

No angler has only one fishing rod out in the water. The red ones these anglers hold, are simple straight forward types. The blue one at the left is a more advanced type with a sophisticated mill.

Here on the coast the anglers show up on the beaches and rocks when the sun sets. This might be because they have to work during the day. But people that work here, do not stop before nine or ten in the evening. So people that go angling around six or seven in the afternoon probably take time off. So they are real aficionados.

On this rock they do not have much space to install many rods. But on the beach anglers use five to six rods at the same time.

Although we have had some time to watch the anglers, even from up close, we have not seen one fish on any rod. Smart fish? Or no fish? Or the anglers do not fish for fish. Is it just a passtime? And not a hobby? Or is it a kind of exercise? Like our daily walk? Rod in the water – rod out the water. Etcetera.


2018.06.04 Fishy

One of the perks of the Spanish supermercados is that they have an overwhelming amount of fresh fish. The fish in the picture is dorada. It has soft white meat with a soft fishy taste.

All fresh fish in the supermercado is kept on ice during the day. You can pick the fish you want and if you ask, the shop assistant will clean the fish for you.

The striking thing here in (Puerto de) Mazarrón is that you hardly smell the fish when you walk around in the supermercados. How different is this in Parquesur in Leganes.

Parquesur is a huge shopping mall with numerous different shops. One is the supermercado Alcampo. The shopping mall consists of one very long corridor with left and right shops. Alcampo is situated in the first half of the corridor and somewhat hidden behind other shops. There are three openings in the corridor through which you get access to Alcampo.

The problem is that as soon as you enter the corridor where Alcampo is situated, its starts smelling of fish. And the smell is realy fishy, because the fish department is all the way in the back of the supermercado. And this Alcampo is really big. So how can the smell of rotten fish get all the way through the supermercado into the corridor and settle between the perfume shops?