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Spring Flowers

Glorious spring weather this week and the countryside, after a wetter than normal winter, is bursting with colour thanks to the abundance of wild flowers in bloom this year. The photo above shows asphodels and pink cistus on the hillside … Continue reading

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The day after Christmas – Cala del Carnaje

Another glorious winter’s day so, after a light lunch of fruit and yoghurt to make up for the excesses of yesterday, we went for a walk down the track to Cala del Carnaje. This is the next turning off the … Continue reading

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Rambla de Las Negras

Yesterday morning we walked up the Rambla de Las Negras, known locally as Los Barrancos, in the Spring sunshine. This rambla leads off the Rambla de Las Aguillas at the edge of the village inland towards the mountains and is … 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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More Notes on Spring Flora

We went for two walks today. First, this morning we walked down the Rambla de las Agüillas and across the track to the San Pedro cliff path to take us back to Las Negras. The strong March sunshine enhances the … Continue reading

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Rambles along Ramblas

After our 8 course San Valentin dinner on Saturday evening, a long walk was called for on Sunday morning and so we headed up the Rambla Aires de Las Negras which passes below our house. The blossom on the almond … Continue reading

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Wild flowers in the mountains

This morning we walked along the path that hugs the mountainside above Cortijo del Fraile. This is one of the best walks in the Parque Natural for observing wild flowers and although the best time is a few weeks away … Continue reading

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