Sea view with prickly pear.
Under the overhanging edge of the swimming pool, a sizeable snail, just above water level, creeps along the blue tiles. When I first see it, it is about two meters from the corner of the pool. When I look the next day, I see that it has negotiated the corner and is proceeding on its slow and perilous errand.
On the beach in the rain, two people with umbrellas jump two and fro over one of the channels made by the rivers of rainwater, which flood through the ducts under the promenade, on their way to the sea.