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NERJA by KRISS on 20 may 2016

NERJA RAW SEWAGE HORRIFIES ME Some events can change the way you see someone, some place in the most dramatic and irreversible way.
That is such an unfortunate event that happened to me yesterday when I saw huge patches of dump floating along every single beach of Nerja from Burrianna to Torecilla.

You see Nerja is built in such a way that the village hangs up a cliff above the beaches.
So you can have a proper look at the sea miles away from above, leaving no doubt to the quality of the water.

I was shocked when walking down to playa del Salon with a model I have been planing to do underwater photography with, to witness such an appalling sight.

Loads of shite foaming and floating towards the beaches with the waves.
Apparently this is a problem known in the little town which has been told by the EU to have a sewage plant running by 2015 many many years ago.
This is the first time I witness this and my guts are upside down.
One of my daughters caught an ear infection a couple of days ago and I know the source of the infection.
My gut feeling tells me to just pack everything and get the fuck out of here, but I have brains and I know I cannot just do that at the minute.
I have to reason myself and stay calm and objective but this is really hard.
Right now I’m full of rage ! How can such a beautiful little place be run so poorly in terms of basics.
I am not into politics, I don’t vote here and I don’t care who’s to blame.
I look at people and wonder how many years they have tolerated enjoying themselves at the beach in their own shit.

What amazes me most is that we’re talking about a town that prides itself with an impressive float of cleaning vehicles (Nerja Limpia) that circle the town all day long to clean the streets.
For those of you who don’t speak Spanish or simply don’t care, “Nerja Limpia” means “Clean Nerja”.
Knowing now that it is the only coastal town on the Costa Del Sol still short of a proper sewage system, the hypocrisy is just amazing.

I have read that the sewage system should be running for June 2016 which is next month.
Perhaps yesterday was a one off, a test that went wrong or a change of pipes of some kind.
I can only hope so, I have organised myself around a beach life and a business plan for the time being consisting of taking splits and UW photographs at the beach…

Needless to say I am not interested in shooting people dumps in the sea.

Shame, shame, shame, I hope closing the eyes on basic hygiene was all well worth it for the ones who stayed inactive for so many years.

And to illustrate this post, a split photo of my girl who caught an ear infection, playing on a beach I can assure she will not go to any time soon until I have the insurance the sewage system is up and running, or because we will have buggered off before that !

#rawsewage #ayuntamiento #politics #human #filth #disgusting

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