For 6 years we have been spoiled with the view from our terrace. Of course along the way we have shared that view via video and photos with you. Today we have somewhat of a special treat to share. Something we’ve been saying we were going to do for years and now we’ve done it! Well, I asked Alan to set it all up and he did it! Today you get to see what we see! With nearly 20 hours of our view in just minutes of video experience a busy summer’s day, from sunrise to sunset!
Would you call it a seaview?
I’ve always said we don’t just have a seaview. To me a seaview is a snippet of blue water somewhere in your view and we have far more than that. We have a view that is alive each and every day, including the shipping lanes in the distance, the currents and waves in the sea, the swimmers, boaters and scuba divers, the beach, the paseo and sunrise over our town. It’s all buzzing and active throughout the day and night. This is what we love to watch from our terrace or through our slider door.
My “office” is at the dining table and all day I have this view. There are times something will catch my eye and all work stops to go out and see dolphins swim, a large boat arrives near our beach or to just people watch. Yes, everyday we stop to smell the roses, but in our case it is to stop and enjoy the view.
From sunrise to sunset San Cristobal Beach Almuñécar
The sun comes up and now we can see what we could only hear through the night. Bits of activity begin, a rainbow of colors appear, sounds of laughter, boats, kids playing, the waves lapping. We not only enjoy a seaview, but also the beachview, and cityview as well.
What do we get to see?
We love looking out at sea and seeing how it is full of life and has its own personality. Every day and sometimes many times throughout the day it changes. The currents sometimes leave a pattern of swirls, while other times we can see tiny whitecaps forming and waves begin to crash on the shore. This is when we know a storm will be rolling in. One of my favorites is when it is a calm sea and the water is crystal clear or when there is just a slight breeze, you can see the reflection of the sun dancing off the water.
Of course we can see the water, but along with that we have a straight view down the full length of the beach! This is when it really comes alive and changes by the hour and by the season. Naturally in the summer there is much more going on with the crowds of people who arrive each day.
A typical summer morning we would hear the tractor out raking the sand in the early hours before sunrise. Then as the morning goes on, little by little colored umbrellas appear along the beach, building a rainbow. Sounds of boats, jet skis, kids playing and people playing paddle ball, fill the air and summer is in full swing. There is a slight pause in the activity and sound during siesta, but it all picks back up again afterwards. This goes on until sunset, which is at about 10:00 pm at the peak of summer. With nearly 14 hours of activity, who needs a tv?
The extra layer of view that we absolutely love is the view of the city. I mean how cool is it to see a town that is thousands of years old everyday. And to top it all off a castle that’s hundreds of years old as well! We see the city come alive and activity begins on the paseo and the streets. You can hear the walkers below chatting away and the odd car or scooter zooming by. There is so much energy filling the air.
One of my favorite times to view the city is at dusk, when all of the city lights turn on. It really comes alive when the lights are one and glistening. At times we can hear people or music from the restaurants below. The church bells ring on a Saturday night after a wedding and often there are fireworks.
Show me the video already!
Okay enough of me chatting away. Time to view the video we have of a full summer’s day along San Cristóbal Beach in Almuñécar.
For the techies out there, I know a timelapse is supposed to be very brief. This is about 20 hours of one day packed into just over 7 minutes. I know everyone won’t watch or appreciate the entire thing, but it is for us to keep and cherish. Each time I watch it, I notice some subtle difference. For those of us who live in Almuñécar, it is fascinating. I do realize it won’t be for everyone else, but we just wanted to give you an idea of the magic we see on a daily basis. We start with sunrise, capture the entire day into the moon rise and night, then back to dawn.
San Cristobal Beachview Almuñécar – A Summer Day in Timelapse
If you had a choice, which view would be perfect for you, beachview, seaview, mountain view, country view?