¿Quien es DoubleJ?

Send DoubleJ a private message

Soy... un hombre

Vivo en... Las Alpujarras and Lancashire

Me gusta... DIY, Extreme Sports, Reading, Photography

Trabajo de... Defence Industry - I could tell you what I do... but then I would have to eat you !!

DoubleJ's latest forum comments

01 Apr 2013 7:20 PM:


What we have found, is that in areas that aren't particularly well supported by maps, someone has generally produced walking guides with specific, hand drawn maps for the particular walk they're describing.

The problem is though, some of these books can be quite specific and prosaic in their descriptions. They almost say; "Turn right where you see the old man in the red bandanna smoking a cigar" !!!   It makes for an interesting walk though !.

There may be an opening for you here - Go on some walks and record your route. Then collect together some walks and publish them !!

When you have made your 1st Million, let me know.



Thread: Walking in the Subbetica

31 Mar 2013 8:05 PM:


We also struggled initially getting suitable maps for the Alpujarra region of Andalucia. We eventually found a good source at Stanfords of Longacre, London (0207 836 1321, www.stanfords.co.uk ). It may be worth a try

Maps of inland Spain are hard to come by and are generally very poor at indicating rights of way and footpaths. Mapa Guia Parque Natural Sierra Subbeticas, 1:50,000 by Junta de Andalucia, covers most of the area you are interseted in, on a single map.

The series Cartografia Militar de Espana 1:50,000 is drafted a little more clearly although the paper is of poor quality. Four maps of this series, Lucena(17-40), Baena(17-39), Alcala la Real(18-40) and Alcaudete(18-39) together cover your area of interest.

All of these should be available from Stanfords where they retail at about £6 each and can be ordered over the telephone.

To get hold of them much more cheaply visit the map shop at: Libreria INE, Calle Panaderos 2, Malaga

Regards  JJ

This message was last edited by DoubleJ on 31/03/2013.
Thread: Walking in the Subbetica

28 Mar 2013 9:49 PM:

Just to put a different slant on this.......

Black is Black was (and still is) one of my favorite records.

Los Bravos - Check it out

Thread: Just an experiment

26 Feb 2013 10:37 PM:


You can only really determine the sex of unisexual trees (like the Pepper Tree) by looking at their blossom. Female tree have flowers which have seeds but no pollen. Male trees have pollen but no seeds. Not the easiest thing to spot, but it can be done.

Both the Pepper Tree and the Med Pine have vigerous root systems and really need to be at least 25 feet away from house foundations, drainage pipes and septictanks...... one of the reasons you may not see them in gardens. The Med Pine in particular has a habit of lifting patio stones etc as the roots can often grow upwards.


Thread: Advice on trees required, false pepper, mediterannean pine

21 Feb 2013 10:52 PM:

I suspect that we are still a couple of years from "Rock Bottom" but I doubt if you will even know exactly when this is. The gradual bottoming or levelling out will be a slow process, as will the eventual recovery. Expect to see several "False Dawns" before a real recovery becomes established.
A larger influence on what you will pay for a property (if you are buying from the UK) is likely to be the £/€ exchange rate. Despite the recent setback, I see an exchange rate approaching 1.4 in the next 18 months or so. This is likely to have a larger effect on the effective price now that we are getting closer to bottoming out.
Despite all this waffle, unless you are buying purely for investment, a property that excites you now is unlikely to be a bad purchase. Yes, it may go slightly further down in value, but if you are not planning to sell any time soon, there's no problem.

Thread: Is now the time to buy property in Spain ?


Communities DoubleJ has joined

Vista Hermosa

DoubleJ' blogs

DoubleJ's rentals

DoubleJ's properties for sale

Spain insurance services

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More information here. x