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New Entrance and Instant Road Building

New Entrance and Lighting

For those of you who’ve been following the new wall and other updates – here is the new entrance complete with lighting – I can’t wait to see what it looks like in the dark.  The gate will come later but generally it will be black wrought iron.

That’s about all we’re going to have time to do this session, I need to get water over to the left side as well to water Maureen’s plants. It’s all starting to look pretty good now. We even have the street number sign plastered into the wall along with a “welcome” ceramic.

On a completely different subject but hopefully of interest, generally I’ve not been that impressed by facilities or technology in Spain. Their telecoms is distinctly backwards, electrical items, especially those from China seem incredibly poor quality, many rural areas are in a bad state of disrepair etc.

But one area that’s always impressed me are the roads here. While some of the country roads are little more than gravel, the main roads are superb… and most seem very new. Well, we saw this in action the other day and were well impressed.

When I arrived a couple of weeks ago I noted that pretty much the entire road from Galera to Huescar had been resurfaced. It had no marketing. A few days later I was driving along and watched the machine spraying down the dotted lines on the road quite rapidly.  On Tuesday gone, we left Galera and headed off to Baza.  There were no road-works at all. The “old” road looked just as it had always been. We spent most of the day there. On our return there was nearly half a mile of working, resurfaced road leading up to Galera. Now 2 days later they’re just finishing off the white markings. Incredible!

Gateposts are all wired up and working!

Considering a holiday in Northumberland? Why not stay at Hollyberry Cottage?

2 Responses to “New Entrance and Instant Road Building”

  • Peter Scargill:

    Thanks. The plan is to add a gate at some point but I think that might wait now until the winter is over.

  • dave&jacqui:

    just come back from galera, our place is in other valley, basiclly backs onto yours and just to let you know ya wall looks nice