Tag: Spain

Spanish Flutter-Bys

At the end of March, with the new Odonata season approaching but not yet with us in England, we were off to Spain for a 2½-week house-and-dog-sitting engagement. “Goody”, I thought, “being further south I’ll get a jump on the

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Correction and Home

First, the correction. In "Jack and Jill" in this blog, I mentioned what I had been told was the “Plant” scheme in Spain for employment and revitalization. Whilst wandeting around Benissa, a few miles from where we were staying, we

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Tomorrow Never Comes

Carol and I popped out this morning to say farewell to el perrito, Scamp, and to see the Bérnia. Last night Chris told us that Scamp had been sulking for a day or two after we left to take up

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Upstairs Downstairs

Assuming that the French air traffic controllers’ shenanigans actually let us return home on Sunday, we have two days left in Spain this trip. We’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the hospitality of two excellent pairs of hosts and have

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Sanctuario de Santa Maria Magdalena

[Ed: And if that isn’t a mouthful, nothing is!] Rental cars in Spain have one great advantage over those that I have had to rent previously in America: they come with comprehensive insurance. In the States, an apparently reasonable rental

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Jack and Jill

On previous trips we’d been introduced to the quaint Spanish custom of driving to a font in the mountains armed with a car load of 10 litre containers to fill up with drinking water. There are at least three such

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Almonds and Grapes

There was a lot of dry weather and some some today so, acting upon information received, we drove half way up the Bérnia in search of almond blossom. Just before we came over it looked as though our timing was

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Parc Nartural del Montgó

In amongst the clouds this morning there were some less-than-familiar patches of blue lurking. Maybe we’d get a chance for some fresh air. In between Xávia and Dénia on the coast lurks a large lump of rock called the Montgó

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House Visitor

After the Lord Mayor’s show comes the dustcart. After our blissful, long-awaited day of uninterrupted sun came the grey and rain, again, as advertised. This is so frustrating – we know how delightful Spain can be, even in winter, but

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Spain At Last

Well, it’s taken six days to arrive but, for our last full day with Chris, Yvonne and el perrito, Scamp, we finally seem to have a sunny day with a beautiful blue sky. At long last Spain doesn’t seem to

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