10 Nov 2011


Jenny Matlock
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Each morning it is the same scenario. To get a nicely placed beach bed you have to be early. There are really enough and for everybody. So far in this hotel people are very civilized and wait until the office opens at 8 am where against two cards with your room number you get two towels which are then brought by a beach boy to a place of your choice. Very nice.

But there are always people without any scruples who go over corpses to get the beach bed of their choice. For that all means are good. Some are getting up at 5, put a shoe a bath towel or a magazine on the beach bed and return to bed until 10 while others put on their alarm clock to be at 8 am sharp at the beach office.

Fortunately these people have no chance anymore. Everything is removed before 8 unless you sit yourself on the beach bed. That's why so far there weren't any problems. But in the hotel where I stayed two years ago it was a real war with the Russians, they pushed everybody aside, stole the beach towels or they took them into their room for the whole week so that they could put them very early mornings on their beach beds.

After swimming in the warm sea, I am drying on my beach bed before I put on a dry bathing suit.

Empty and full beach beds and one who put a yesterday's towel at 7 am ! I watched him from our balcony ! Watching people and reading is a lot of work in one day !


eastcoastlife said...

yeah.... the rush for beach beds each morning at a seaside resort. It happens here in Asia too.

H said...

It's almost 7am. I've been up for about an hour and it's still dark outside. It's also cold. Did I mention that it's dark? Oh yes, and I've got to go to work.

Loving your heat and sunshine!!!

Jo said...

Wow, glad you have a civilised crowd this year. Your bed and the sunshine looks inviting. Have a great day and ENJOY! Jo

jfb57 said...

We're not beach folk so have never had this problem but I can imagine it is VERY annoying. Well done for getting a good one though!

Maribeth said...

It is the same with a cruise. Fortunately the stewards clear the chairs if the people leave. But still you must work hard to get a place to lie down!

jen said...

I may be the only person in the world that hates the beach. Let me rephrase that. I hate sand, to so therefore I avoid the beach. Then I don't have beach problems!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh those Russians! When will they learn and grow up lol

I remember once we had to entertain a group and we took them out to dinner. Before the plates were even on the table for the group of us, they were empty. They were so hungry.
We didn't even have time to talk. lol
But sun and chair and books is a great way to spend a day.

Susan Anderson said...

Sounds like they need to set out more beach beds!


Kay L. Davies said...

"Watching people and reading is a lot of work in one day."
Gattina, my friend, you are wonderful.
I suggested the coast of Egypt for a vacation, but Dick doesn't want to go to a fancy hotel with Beach Bed Wars (or beach beds at all). There must be some ordinary hotels there, no?
Luv, Kay and Dick

Loree said...

How wonderful - people watching is always so much fun.

Judie said...

When we were in Cancun, there were never beach bed wars. We had the same ones every day, and people were very polite.

Gattina, I suggest that you turn the sound down before you read my blog, because you know I always have music.

jabblog said...

There - I KNEW it wasn't the Germans;-) ;-)

Norma said...

Gattina, I'm loving your trip! We were in Egypt in 2009 and quite enjoyed it. Your photos and narration are wonderful.

anitamombanita said...

beach bed sounds delightful. It's snowing here. brrrr. ;)

I missed the posting deadline for Alphabe-Thursday this week...feel free to stop by, tho... :)

Jenny said...

A beautiful babe on a beach bed!

What a fun, sunny link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "B".

I don't know anything about this so I found it totally fascinating.

Thanks for linking up.