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Biking & Baking in Las Alpujarras

We've been in Spain for over 4 years now - plus 4 motorbikes - and a horse - join us for the ride!

rain, rain, rain
26 October 2012 @ 20:41

What's going on?!  6 months of drought and now day after day of low cloud, mists, light and heavy rain...we've even lit a fire to console ourselves for the damp and chilly conditions!  We know there's snow on the tops (nice) and we know it's good for the land, everything greening up again...but we're hard-pressed to feel grateful.  Some people's roofs are showing signs of stress, every crack and little gap letting in the water, the roads are strewn with debris and rivulets from over-flowing acequias...even the market was deathly quiet this morning.  But, on the plus side, we had 2 French friends in for afternoon tea and chocolate cake, the conversation was cultured and amusing (ranging  from Picasso to Bakst to Crumb) and then everyone departed in another downpour.  A day of galoshes and umbrellas, frogs and toads.  I think we'll break out the Marie Brizzard and the Black Grouse, (anis and whisky for the uninitiated) and enjoy some blues music and maybe a film. 

 



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Gerald said:
26 October 2012 @ 19:09

Yup I can concur with that we have been around your area property hunting & it's not much fun in the "low cloud, mists, heavy & light rain.


casalinda said:
26 October 2012 @ 23:26

Commiserations!
Recommendations:
Farming & remoteness: Berchules
Expats & socialising: Mecina
Normal existence: Pitres, Portugos (dullish), Busquistar
Music & fun: Ferreirola
Cats & quiet: Atalbeitar
Summer heat: Fondales
Up the mountain: Capilerilla & Trevelez
Tourists: Pampaneira, Bubion, Capileira
Hippies & traffic chaos: Orgiva

Lots of other spots...depends on your interests!


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