This morning we passed through another natural park just to the north of the Cabo de Gata. This is the Parque Natural de Karst en Yesos de Sorbas. We will explore the caves and yesos quarries another time but today we stopped off at Los Molinos del Rio Aguas.
This is a hamlet of old mills and cottages leading down to the only river in Almeria that has running water throughout the year.
This is now “hands-on practical centre for permaculture solutions and environmental education” called Sunseed. Have a look at their web site http://www.sunseed.org.uk/.
The cottages are charming and retain many of their old features inside and out.
A narrow path leads down to the river through vegetable gardens and trees. Along the route there are notices describing all the eco systems used in the community.
Down by the river there is a large and deep pool. Digby stripped off and dived in disturbing a dozing snake and several large terrapins.
There are regular courses and activities held at Sunseed. Every Tuesday, at 1800, there is a guided tour of the project followed by dinner, probably vegetarian. We think we may do this next week.