Tag Archives: environment

The Cork Oak


The closest many people ever get to a Cork Oak tree will be when handling a cork from a newly opened bottle of wine or removing the stopper of an olive oil bottle. It’s amazing to think that these cork … Continue reading

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The Pot and the Kettle


The Islas Chafarinas are three small islands located just 3.5km off the coast of Morocco, they have been occupied by the Spanish since 1847 with the only residents being a 190 strong military garrison. There used to be a colony … Continue reading

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Driving me to Distraction


At last there’s a car park where that peculiar Spanish habit of opening the car door to dent the neighbouring car is almost impossible. Here each parking bay has an exclusion zone of about .6m either side of it. Now … Continue reading

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Important advice


How to plant a tree, civvy street version; in autumn dig a hole, putting compost or mulch at the bottom, carefully place the tree in the hole making sure the roots are untangled to enable them to grow to anchor … Continue reading

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Memories on Wheels


30 years ago I started a game keeping apprenticeship. The only problem was that it meant a daily 18.5 mile each way cycle ride (yes I measured it). I bought an ancient Honda C90 scooter and what an evil contraption … Continue reading

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Boing Spring has Sprung


For many visitors to Almeria the baking hot summer months are the only time they experience this beautiful region. By then the sun has done its work and all the spring flowers and grasses have been scorched brown and other … Continue reading

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People Power


2012  ended with the Mayan prophecy luckily unfulfilled; yet just a few weeks later a meteorite the size of a double decker bus exploded above Siberia injuring hundreds. A few hours later and the spin of the Earth would have … Continue reading

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