March 14 Thursday (Jueves – way-bes) A mostly sunny day rising to about 15C after a cool night. The beach was fenced off today and so I had to go round to a different part to dance. Very windy and the sea threw large waves towards the sands and shook the dust from the palm trees. A woman from Syria on a TV debate explained that when the first demos occurred in Syria the government responded by giving in to all their demands, but then violence broke out by the demonstrators and since then foreign countries have sent 160,000 jihadists into the country and armed the uprising. I wonder if she really believes that.