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This lush and bright pair is a tribute to one of the most beautiful islands on our earth. Maui is an explosive mix of leaves and tropical flowers. Make up your own island and fill in it with colour and harmony by simply making a step.
- Made from the legendary CoolMax fiber, this sock is designed to absorb and evaporate sweat in an instant.
- For enhanced comfort and durability, the Guadalupe Socks have reinforced heel and toe, as well as an elastic arch support and a self-adjusted cuff to fix the sock on your feet.
- Keep your feet looking fresh with these Pacific and Co. socks.
- Signature logo at the sole.
- Fabric: Coolmax®, Cotton, Lycra®.
- Made in Barcelona.
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In the photo: Convent of St. Mary of the Virgin, Guadeloupe, Spain, 2011
The coming day was preparing us for a very long journey: we planned to cross the whole of Portugal from west to east and drive about the same amount in Spain – by evening we had to be in the small village of Guadalupe, where we had booked a room.
The task was aggravated by decently burnt feet in the Lisbon sun, but for now we decided to follow the plan, the first point of which was a visit to Cromeleque dos Almendres, a megalith located not far from the A6 highway, along which we had to overcome two-thirds of our way.
After setting a point in the navigator, located a few kilometers from Evora, we crossed the Tagus River on the bridge on April 25 and for the next hour and a half made only one stop: we had a cup of coffee in some cafe on the highway. At half past ten in the morning, our car touched the wheels of a dirt road, and after another quarter of an hour or 4.5 kilometers the road ended and megaliths began.
Cromeleque dos Almendres
To be honest, over the past six years since the beginning of our trips, this was the first such experience – we had never seen anything like it before.Maybe that’s why, “the pancake came out lumpy,” maybe the state of health affected – the burned legs persistently reminded of their condition, but, be that as it may, the place seemed strange to us.
Well, yes, there were stones in an egg-shaped field and stood. It was difficult to discern some kind of logic in their arrangement, therefore, after taking a few photos, we preferred to return to the car and get to grips with the issue of treating the legs, but I will still write a few words about these stones.
First, the very concept of “cromlech” meant that the stones were set in a circle (or ellipse).The stones themselves standing upright were called “menhirs”. In Almendrisch there were about a hundred of these “menhirs” and they were installed as a “matryoshka”: an oval and a circle adjacent to it. As a result of the excavations carried out, archaeologists somehow managed to find out that the construction of the entire complex lasted for several millennia: our ancestors began to form circles in the early Neolithic (6000 BC), and ovals were added in the middle and late (5000-4000 BC) .NS).
If we managed to somehow eliminate the innuendo from last year’s visit to Lisbon, then Evora and I, apparently, “flew” for the second year in a row: it was decided to enter this city with the sole purpose of making life easier for our legs.
The pharmacy was found quickly enough, the kind grandfather-seller picked up some mega-grease for us for fifteen euros, and, in addition, he strongly recommended to exclude the sun’s rays on the feet, for which another thirty was spent on socks and sneakers (who had traveled, by the way say, with us for another three or four years).
So we visited Évora for the second time, we didn’t really see the main sights again, but we made a note to ourselves that it would be necessary to devote more than two hours to this city and, looking ahead, it will take us almost five years to implement our plans, but now it will not about it.
We were driven to Merida by a feeling of hunger. Why the choice fell on Merida, and, say, not on Badajoz, to which it was even closer to go, is difficult to say now. It may well be that we were seduced by the stories of our guide about the surviving ruins of the Roman settlement of Augusta Emerita.
After leaving the car in the city parking, the first thing we did was find a place for lunch – it was the Entrecañas cafe, located a block from Plaza de España, around which the main free attractions of Merida were concentrated.Firstly, this is the Co-Cathedral of St. Mary (Concatedral de Santa María), secondly, the former Hospital of Jesus of Nazareth (Hospital Jesús de Nazareno), converted into a five-star hotel, and thirdly, the Temple of Diana (Templo de Diana) and, finally, fourthly, the Arch of Troyan (Arco de Trajano).
A toad strangled us to buy tickets to the archaeological zone for over thirty euros. In principle, this amount has already been spent on treatment, and given that the air temperature was rapidly approaching the temperature of the human body, we risked throwing this money down the drain.Therefore, “having killed the little worm”, we returned to the car with small dashes and drove on towards the final point of today’s route, to which, by the way, there were still more than a hundred kilometers to go.
According to legend, somewhere in these places, a shepherd from Caceres named Gil Cordero found on the banks of the Guadalupe River a figurine of the Virgin Mary, hidden by local residents from Muslims who seized the Iberian Peninsula in 714. In honor of this event, a chapel was built, which King Alfonso XI of Castile visited several times, and after the victory in the Battle of Tarifa in 1340, he ordered to found here the monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary of Guadalupe (Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe).
According to another legend, on July 29, 1496, Christopher Columbus, after returning from America, baptized two of his Indian servants in the fountain in front of the entrance to the monastery. This event is associated with the patronage of the Holy Virgin Mary of Guadalupe not only in Extremadura, but also in many countries of the Caribbean and Latin America.
The population of the village, which arose over more than eight centuries of history around the monastery, was about two thousand people. There were not very many tourists, but there were much more small hostels than could be found on the Internet. Exactly the same could be said about the number of tapas bars and restaurants, at least the central square of the town was completely filled with tables of summer cafes.
Our Hostal Cerezo II Meson, which is also a restaurant, was located here, at Plaza Mayor. When we finally got to Guadalupe, there was a wedding in the monastery and we had to make a couple of circles to park the car.Before dark, however, we managed to rearrange it closer to the center, and at the same time get to know the local sights.
Dinner at the restaurant became the logical conclusion of the entire trip and, although there was still a day and a half before the plane, during this time we had to actually cross the whole of Spain, but where we were now and where was Barcelona.
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6 ways to drown this summer
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Most often, those who like to swim in unequipped places, at night and in a state of alcoholic intoxication, die. Contrary to popular belief, most of the victims were good swimmers, and some could be safely called experienced swimmers. Men die in the water exactly twice as often as women. This is due to the fact that a woman is by nature more cautious and less inclined to demonstrate her strength and daring.
But there is good news: out of five drowning people, four are saved.
Why do people drown
Most often, people drown because of overestimation of their strengths and capabilities. It is about such people that they say: the sea is knee-deep. Self-confident, they row as hard as they can from the shore, forgetting that they will need to return back. And returning to the shore can be difficult: both wind and currents can interfere. As a result, such a person is exhausted and begins to drown.
Carelessness and frivolity often become the cause of tragedy.Someone ignored the warning shield and fell into an undercurrent. Another decided to show off in front of the girls and jumped off the bridge. And the water is only seemingly soft.
Panic on the water can do a bad job. Let’s imagine a typical case. After a long break, an acquaintance came to rest at the sea, went swimming and, of course, relaxed. The weather is good, the sun is high, the sea is gentle. Thinking about the beautiful, the acquaintance slowly swims to the horizon and swims far beyond the buoys. When he finally turns around, he sees that the shore has disappeared into a haze and is barely visible.A friend begins to panic, he is desperately rowing back, wanting to reach the shore as quickly as possible. Instead of saving energy, he spends them long before the bottom appears under his feet.
And, finally, it is impossible not to mention alcohol in a separate line. No matter how many rescuers insist that it is forbidden to swim drunk, alas, it is this rule that is most often violated. Alcohol is insidious. He dulls the feeling of danger, prevents the correct assessment of the situation, gives rise to unfounded confidence in their own limitless possibilities. Just think about this figure: 70% of those drowned in our country were in a state of alcoholic intoxication!Most often, people drown at sea because they overestimate their strengths and skills.
Rebound flow (draft)
In English, this phenomenon is called rip current. Our compatriots encountered it relatively recently, when the opportunity arose to relax at sea in exotic countries.
The wind blows large masses of water to any sea coast in the form of waves.Usually this water goes back – into the sea or ocean, along the bottom, at depth. This happens, for example, in the Black Sea we are used to. But if this water does not have the opportunity to return back along the bottom – because of shallow water, a reef or a sandbar – then it forms rip currents. These are quite powerful streams directed into the sea strictly perpendicular to the coast. The width of such a stream is usually small – from 10 to 50 meters. But the speed can reach 7-8 kilometers per hour.
Bump currents are typical for the coast of Bali, Thailand, Hawaii.They are found in Goa, the Dominican Republic and many other resort places. In our country, tyaguns can be found only on the Sea of Azov.
Getting into the rip current, an inexperienced swimmer tries to row against it to the shore. But it is difficult to cope with the rebound flow even for a well-trained athlete. As a result, the person is carried farther, he is exhausted and begins to drown.
Once in the rip current, do not try to row against it! Instead, calmly, saving strength, swim along the coast (parallel to it) 30 – 40 meters.Most likely, this will be enough to get you out of the flow zone. After that, nothing will prevent you from sailing to the shore just as calmly.Once in the rip current, swim parallel to the coast for 30 – 40 meters in order to find yourself on calm water.
Bump currents are quite stable and always occur in the same places. Lifeguards put up “Rip current” warning signs on equipped beaches. Don’t ignore them. Where there is such a sign, more than one person most likely drowned.Why would you be next?
You can also visually identify traction. Usually it looks like a strip of even smooth water among the waves. This strip is directed strictly from the coast to the sea. The ripple current is often slightly different in color from the bulk of the water. Due to the fact that it contains a lot of sand or lime suspension from the surf, it looks lighter.This is what a sign looks like, warning that there are rip currents in this place. You can’t swim here.
Whirlpools and whirlpools
Remember the fairy tales about witches and other evil spirits that sit in the pools and strives to drag good and kind people there? This is how folk legends reflected the centuries-old horror of such natural phenomena as whirlpools and whirlpools.
A pool is a deep place on a lake or river with strong bottom currents. Unlike whirlpools, whirlpools can appear anywhere, even in the ocean. Usually a whirlpool is the result of a collision of two or more currents. The water can also swirl where the river makes a sharp turn (at a bend) or behind a bank protrusion that juts out sharply into the channel (suvod).
The whirlpool is dangerous because as a result of swirling, a funnel is formed – a stream of water rushing to the bottom. We have all seen many times how the whirlpools in the bathroom or in the sink carry the debris floating on the surface down the drain pipe.The same thing happens with a person who was not lucky enough to get into the whirlpool.
If you are caught in a whirlpool and feel that you are being carried in a circle, do not panic: it is not difficult to free yourself from the whirlpool if you do everything right. Determine where the center of the funnel is and take a few strong strokes away from it. The force of the flow of water that carries you in a circle should be added to your efforts. To do this, try not to resist him, but on the contrary, give him the opportunity to push you beyond the funnel.
If you have not managed to free yourself and the whirlpool continues to drag you to the bottom, remember: not all is lost. Take in the air in your lungs and feel free to dive under the water. At depth, the whirlpool will weaken, and the column of the funnel will become thinner. Do it again – this time underwater – several hard strokes away from the center of the funnel, swim as far away from it as possible, and rise to the surface.Bitch. Behind a rocky ledge protruding into the riverbed, the current forms a funnel.
Before swimming in an unfamiliar place, you need to find out if there are any craters.On a prepared beach, warning shields are likely to be placed in dangerous places. On wild beaches, you can get the information you need from the locals. Strong eddies, like rip currents, are fairly stable and rarely change position. Locals usually know where people drown regularly and will be able to warn you.
In addition, the whirlpool and whirlpool can be seen from the surface. If there are ripples on a river or lake, and suddenly in the middle of it you see smooth water, similar to spilled mercury, this is almost certainly the place where currents collide, and therefore there is a danger of a whirlpool.Another whirlpool, this time on a straight section of the river.
A large wave is dangerous when entering the water and when entering the shore. A strong wave can pick up a swimmer, turn over, hit rocks or, for example, a breakwater. It is easy to deal with the wave when entering the water. To do this, it is enough to dive under it. There you will be picked up by the flow of the breaking wave, directed into the sea, and you can easily overcome the surf. But getting to the shore in a strong wave is much more difficult. If, when entering the water, the stream of the breaking wave was your ally, now, on the contrary, it needs to be resisted.The stream will knock down and drag back into the sea. It is good if there is something to catch on to on the shore. Or there is a cove where the wave weakens. And if not? Then it will be difficult and sometimes impossible to get out.
When deciding to take a dip in high seas, judge the situation not by how difficult it will be to get into the water, but by how you will get out of it. Be as realistic as possible. See if you can stay on your feet as the wave hits the shore and rolls back.Think over your way out of the water to the smallest detail and only then enter the water.Before entering the water in a strong wave, assess if you can then go ashore.
Waves can be a serious problem when swimming even away from the shore. The fact is that the swimmer has his own rhythm, with which he works with his arms and legs. And the wave has its own rhythm, it is determined by the wind. Of course, these rhythms do not match. In practice, it looks like this. You raise your hand to wave, open your mouth to draw air into your lungs, and at this time a wave hits you.At best, the wave will break your rhythm; at worst, you can swallow water. Both are an irrational waste of energy that needs to be protected and spent sparingly on the water.
If the waves prevent you from swimming, and you feel that you are spending a lot of energy on them, you can pretend to be a float from time to time. Until you are covered by a wave, draw as much air as possible into your lungs, hold your breath and stretch out on the surface of the water. The air in your lungs will push you upward like a float.The wave will roll under you, and you, retaining precious strength, will float on.
Underwater obstacles, stones
Not knowing the ford, do not climb into the water, says a popular proverb. Do not forget that in an unfamiliar place where you decide to swim, anything can be at the bottom. For example, water can hide a large boulder. In rivers and lakes, driftwood often lies at the bottom – drowned trees. Unfortunately, bad people often throw building blocks, technical structures of various purposes, and fittings into the water. And, alas, poaching nets are also not uncommon. All this poses a danger to a person who decides to swim. But this danger becomes many times greater for those who decide to dive.
Never jump into water in unfamiliar places! There may be an obstacle under the water that you are not aware of. If you hit your head on it, you can be injured and lose consciousness. You can cut your hand on a metal structure. It’s easy to get confused in fishing nets.But if you still can’t cope with the urge to jump into the water, first investigate the bottom. Enter the water carefully and make sure it is deep enough and there is nothing dangerous.Before jumping into the water, make sure that there is sufficient depth, there are no stones or other dangerous objects under the water.
Muscle cramps are completely unpredictable and, unfortunately, a frequent nuisance that can prevent a safe return to shore.
There are several reasons for the appearance of seizures. Most often they occur when a person gets into relatively cold water from hot, well-warmed air. In this case, seizures are the body’s reaction to a sharp temperature drop. But cramps can also occur in warm water, if the swimmer is tired, did not warm up before a long swim, or swims incorrectly, technically illiterate.
Most often, the calf muscle is cramped. It is difficult to swim with a cramped leg. Firstly, when swimming, a large load falls on the legs, and in the event of seizures, they turn from important helpers into a burden.Secondly, muscle spasm is usually accompanied by quite severe pain. Swimming with such pain will not always work.
There is an easy way to get rid of seizures in water. Take as much air as possible into your lungs and hold your breath. Pull the cramped leg to your chest and grab the toe of your foot with both hands. The air in your lungs has turned you into a float again, so don’t worry – you won’t drown. Now pull the sock towards you with your hands, trying to relax the muscle contracted by the cramp as much as possible. After letting her go, do not rush to swim right away. Lie quietly in the water until the pain subsides and the muscle stops contracting reflexively.
Pin a regular safety pin to your swimming trunks or swimsuit. If you can’t get rid of the cramp, you can prick your leg with a pin. This often helps relieve the spasm.Seventy percent of those drowned in our country were intoxicated.
Spasm of cerebral vessels
We are all familiar with the sensation: from a hot room or from a well-heated beach, we enter cold water and feel a little darkening in our eyes.This is a spasm of blood vessels in the brain. Due to the sharp cooling of the body, the vessels in the head reflexively narrow, and the blood circulation of the brain is impaired. At this moment, he sorely lacks oxygen, which is why it darkens in our eyes. It usually goes away after a few moments. But it happens that the case ends with a swoon. In sports, this condition is called black out.
It’s okay if we pass out on land. It is quite another matter if this happens in the water: the unconscious person immediately begins to sink – quietly and imperceptibly to those around him, without screaming for help, he goes under the water.The only way to avoid fainting in the water is to prevent spasm of the cerebral vessels.
To avoid vasospasm and not to lose consciousness in the water, on a hot day, enter the cold water slowly, slowly. Do not dash into the water. Start by walking up to your thighs and letting your body get used to the cold water. Then you can go in to the waist. It is useful to splash water on the chest and face. Once in the water, do not rush to swim to the depth. Swim a little where you can confidently get to the bottom.Wait until your breathing becomes even and calm again, and only then swim further.Swimming in the open water is, first of all, a joy.
There is a golden rule of communication with the element, which should never be forgotten: as you relate to her, so she – to you.