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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Snapshots from Mallorca: silly inflatables

As we travelled around Mallorca over the last (gulp) six weeks (a long time to spend on the one island), we spent a lot of time visiting Mallorca's beaches - although sadly not spreading our towels out on them. Rather, Terry was photographing them, and I was checking them out for an update of a guidebook - so every visit was a hit and run. I admit that I may well be out of touch when it comes to inflatable beach toys, but I was astonished to see the variety of blow-up beds, lounges, tubes and toys, some especially whacky, like this double tube being carried by these guys in the picture. I wondered if floating about on this thing together was something they found to be lots of fun (they looked a bit too old to me), or whether a silly inflatable was simply a cool beach accessory. Nothing quite says 'summer holiday' like carrying one of these under your arm as you traipse along the sand.

3 comments:

jessiev said...

now you teased us with the description and then only gave us ONE PHOTO!! :) that one cracked me up, though.reminds me of indoor waterparks in the US...those double ones. hope you can get SOME beach time. i mean, beach time to relax!

- Suzie - said...

Hi Lara,

I am excited to hold your writing in print in my hands!!!

And I started nagging ;-) ... sorry, but check my blog...

Compliments to your guide to Calabria!
I can't stop reading !!!

Hope you do not mind my hints?! Looking forward to your comments, when you have time.
ciao

Travel Muse said...

That is pretty ridiculous on a couple of grown men. I half expect them to also have a floating cooler. I agree with Jessiev, more photos please!