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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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Wild Flowers and Almond Blossom

Autumn seems to have seamlessly turned to Spring in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata without any threat of winter. The almond blossom appeared early in January and the trees are now in full bloom. Wild flowers are also … Continue reading

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Agave (Pitas) En Flor

I do not take many landscape photos in high summer. It is too hot to walk around the campo and on most days in July and August the light loses its clarity because of the heat haze. This year, though, … Continue reading

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