Siesta DayGarrett Vanacore '11 | July 1, 2009
To break the monotony of reading, calculating, and preparing presentations, we decided to take our first authentic siesta. Santander is known (amongst a few other things) for its beaches. Thus, it only seemed proper that we follow the local customs and get some afternoon sun. Our destination was Sardinero (see above, and below).
Now, I’ve visited a few sandy shores in my day, but I have to say, this one takes the cake. It’s split into the “primera playa” and the “segunda playa,” two sections that are essentially identical. They’re about one half to three quarters of a mile long, flat, and have extremely fine sand. The water is fairly clear, and fairly warm (not quite ‘Florida clear and warm,’ but definitely not ‘Cape Cod dark and freezing’). There are plenty of people around, but the area never feels too crowded.
Of course, nothing great comes for free. If you take a siesta, don´t expect to be eating dinner before 10PM; your workday still has a long way to go. Herein lies the dilemma of the siesta. Is an afternoon in the sun worth a loss in evening free time? I´ll leave that question to you.
Oh, and to prove that we actually are working, more on Physics tomorrow.