Friday, 28 July 2017

Coastal towers in Southern Spain

There are many watch towers in Southern Spain, all along the coast. I have always thought it would be nice to take a sabbatical and hike or bike from one to the other, reading about their history. Some of them are surrounded by nature, others are situated directly along the road (where it is difficult or impossible to park) or even in town, lost between concrete. Here are four of them, in three different provinces. The most beautiful area is, without hesitation, Caños de Meca, as it is a protected area. And from there, if it is not too foggy, you can see the Rif mountains in Morocco.


Almuñécar (province of Granada)

Torremuelle (Benalmádena, province of Malaga)

 Harbour of Benalmádena (province of Malaga)

 Caños de Meca (Barbate, province of Cadiz)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sleeping under the stars

Days are heavy in Southern Spain in the summer, mostly too hot and too noisy, but the reward is there too: nights with a light breeze and no dew, making it possible to sleep under the stars, immersed in nature.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

City centre

It is July, even hotter than June, although June was extreme this year. Those temperatures make us all lazy, I try to keep working but it is difficult. I wish I were one of those tourists who are here on a holiday and can swim and sleep as they like.
But I also wish I could spend those summer months on a quiet island.