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Posts Tagged ‘scargill holiday’

Another Ending

HailstonesSunday August 28th 2011: Apart from a few seconds in the morning, for just about the time since we arrived in Southern Spain this summer, not only did it rain…  and suddenly at that, but as we sat having our dinner in Huescar (thankfully inside a restaurant) we saw hailstones the size of peas (click on the photo to enlarge and see the hailstones on the road), for just a short while and then it was all over. In the process I captured one of the best sunsets yet (see next blog item).

Monday: On our last morning, the love affair with the puppy ended as he ripped one of our plants to pieces. We started our long journey back to the UK at 8am, went off into Galera for coffee followed by a trip to the bank and then we started our long journey to our next stop, Zaragoza.

Fire in the Hole

Fire in the Hole - GaleraPeter ScargillWhen we got here a couple of weeks ago, there was an area of grass etc maybe 50ft long up the hill that was totally burned out..  in temperatures of 38 degrees it does not take much to start a fire.  

This morning I fixed the broadband then we headed off to see a couple we chatted with last night – I said I’d go look at his HI-FI as he was having a spot of bother with it. 

On the way, we spotted another fire starting just down the road… we saw a lady with a hose apparently unable to do anything with it, quickly followed by a guy with a hose who did know what to do – and quickly he and others put the fire out – but it could have been bad! 

RestaurantAs you can see, much of the shrubbery is dry as a bone and hence ready for a fire – it just takes one idiot with a cigarette…

Anyway, it’s been a good day, WIFI is working, we got to meet locals, found a new (for us) swimming pool and restaurant just outside of Huescar…. and there’s some thunder coming on which means probably a quick burst – and that’ll clear the humidity up!

Pool near Huescar