Category Archives: Nature

The times, they are changing

Tourists may flock to Andalusia during the summer months in search of sun, sea and sangria but autumn is actually a much better to spend in here in. Why? For those of us who struggle to make it through Spain’s sweltering … Continue reading

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Orange trees, and certainly not Dutch

In the Sierras around here you see many of them:  oaks that are half way orange and look somehow artificial. These are Corks Oaks.  Between June 15 and August 15 any summer -you might catch a glimpse of the most … Continue reading

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Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

About 55 km from El Guarda in the direction of Campillos lies the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. It is a large, naturally salty lake that lies near to the village of the same name in the north of Malaga Province. … Continue reading

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Again: Spain and Rain

Normally the people here in Andalucía don’t discuss the weather that much. Certainly not as moch as we Dutch do. However the the long lasting period of rain here has changed that a lot. Hardly anyone can agree with recent publications … Continue reading

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El Torcal, not of this world

When we were looking for a place to but in Andalusia we stayed – forgot the reason why to be honest – in small place called Villanuevo de la Concepción (it seems that names of places in Spain get longer … Continue reading

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El Caminito del Rey, King Alfonso XIII must have been a brave man

As it was lovely weather here in Andalusia during the Christmas week, we decided to join our guests and have a walk in the wonderful El Chorro area. We also wanted to have a look at something that is called … Continue reading

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Hunting high and low

Sam is everything but a watch dog. Although this ‘quality (?)’ has improved a bit now we are living at El Guarda for a longer time, his greetings towards people usually are more wagging his tail than impressive barking. So … Continue reading

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