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Genoveses – Pitas and Grasses

Yesterday we walked the length of Genoveses beach, San Jose. We parked near the old windmill and followed the track down to the bay. The landscape is changing as summer advances.The greens of the fresh grasses and the colours of … Continue reading

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Caldera de Majada Redonda

Yesterday we walked from Presillas Bajas to the Caldera de Majada Redonda. From the edge of the village we followed the Rambla de Bajada Redonda. The route is well marked and there is a footpath that runs alongside the rambla … Continue reading

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Torre De Los Lobos

Yesterday, we walked up from the Valle de Rodalquilar to the Torre de Los Lobos. This 18th Century tower was built as a lookout for Berber Pirates but is now used as a Lighthouse. It was was a beautiful spring … Continue reading

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Exploring the ramblas of Tabernas

This morning we drove to Tabernas with the intention of exploring the desert landscape. We know the town and everybody has heard of its tourist attractions, the wild west villages built for the spaghetti westerns, but we had not explored … Continue reading

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El Cargadero de Mineral de Agua Amarga

This morning we visited the ruins of El Cargadero de Mineral de Agua Amarga. These are easy to find, about 2km from Agua Amarga towards Carboneras. On the left hand side of the road is the Chumbero restaurant and on … Continue reading

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Rincones de Bornos

This morning we drove up to the estepa above las Negras and took the dogs for a walk around this wild plateau, calling at the retreat Bornos. We rented a cortijo on the estepa, near Fernán Pérez, for twenty months … Continue reading

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Save the Pitas

We understand that the authorities want to destroy the agaves (pitas) in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata where I live because they regard them as an invasive species not indigenous to the area. Our local paper has an … Continue reading

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