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Sunday, 10 June 2018

A clinb up the crystal rock mountain.

A good view of the Casa De La Realidad
 About half way up the rock face. !

 Dashinka looking good.

  I need to climb up through this space
 Great view looking up the valley towards the Nacamiento
 Albo, Honsa's doggie friend.
 Favi sitting on the edge. !

 Remote piece of "real estate" - holiday home - no neighbours. !
 Looking up the valley towards the Filabres Mountains
 Shwartzi, (Arnold Schwartzeneger) checking things out.

 Dashinka is "top model" today.
 Favi and Blondina are enjoying some good smells.

Looking down at the exits from the Roman water tunnel.

 That was a good walk. A beautiful Sunday.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Ths post Illustrates our lack of water.

First of all our measuring point. This is VERY LOW. !

This pictures shows NO FLOW from the Nacamiento (spring) Previously water flowed as a small river feeding INTO the tunnel. Water is now flowing OUT FROM this tunnel.
The picture below shows a trickle of water flowing from this tunnel exit running from the main tunnel behind.
This was where we used to have a dam to feed water into this tunnel.
Another view of the same tunnel clearly showing the drop in water level over the last 4 years. See the high line. Water is now flowing inside this "exit" feeding our Irrigation line and micro-climates along it's length.
This is a picture of the flow above "the love pools", before the little water-fall.
And here is the river "flow" down from my house in the middle of the valley.
Not very good news and good to have these pictures "on line". 
 No rain in sight. ! Beautiful day - 27 degrees.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Our Oasis - critical water levels - Do not get depressed we are doing all we can and we have a powerful lawyer- beautiful but dry countryside - Sunday walk with the dogs.

This first picture shows the oasis created from our irrigation line.
 Apricots for my breakfast
This is not good. How long have we got. ? Maybe three more months without rain and.........see for yourselves - critical is what I call it. This is the water measuring point at the top of the irrigation line. !
 These were known as "the love pools". El Rio De Aguas is in danger of drying up.
 Previously this was a lagoon.
 A mere trickle from inside the mountain. ! Happily there is still enough water flowing inside the tunnel to feed the irrigation line. The question is for how long. ?
 The feed from the Nacamiento, (the spring) , is, like the Nacamiento - dry. !
 Hill climbing. !
 Oops - a good thing that we were able to stop the planting of 1,800 almonds per hectare on this land. !!! 800 meters from the source of El Rio. !
 We are walking in a dry river bed.
 Back in our Oasis

Friday, 18 May 2018

The protest march on the Sorbas to Tabernas road N 340

Last Sunday over 200 people joined in a protest against the over exploitation of limited water supplies being used to feed six million olive trees. Villages and small farmers are left DRY. Villages are becoming abandoned as without water small local food  production becomes impossible. 

 The start

Nice Graffiti - Check out the Junta De Andalucia  symbol. THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE for the over exploitation of water supplies.

 The Guardia Civil were civil. !
 Walkers of all ages. A good day. !

Friday, 11 May 2018

News Flash


Marcha Reivindicativa para denunciar la sobrexplotación del Acuífero Aguas, el día 13

09 de Mayo de 2018 20:03h
Cartel de la convocatoria
Cartel de la convocatoria

ALMERÍA.- Las organizaciones Plataforma En Defensa del Acuífero del Río Aguas, Acuíferos Vivos, Ecologistas en Acción, Grupo Ecologistas Mediterráneo,  Grupo Ecologistas Andarax y Ecocidio Río Aguas han convocado para el próximo 13 de mayo uan marcha reivindicativa para denunciar la sobrexplotación del Acuífero Aguas.

Nota de prensa

Marcharemos al lado del ambientalmente insostenible cultivo superintensivo de olivar, responsable de la sobreexplotación del acuífero Aguas que está provocando el agotamiento de los manantiales y recursos hídricos subterráneos de la comarca del Alto Aguas.

Esta marcha será la ocasión para comprobar in situ desde donde se infiltraba el agua que hasta hace muy poco brotaba del Manantial del Río Aguas, fuente de vida para los vecinos de la zona, sus huertos y para la flora y la fauna característica del clima subárido de nuestra región.

Los monocultivos superintensivos de OLIVAR promovidos por grandes empresas esquilman un bien común que es el agua, dejando tras de sí sed y desertificación para los demás. Un enorme desastre medioambiental y social en el último oasis de Europa.

PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO km 488 de la carretera N-340, 11:00h entre Tabernas y Sorbas junto al cruce de Lucainena de las Torres. Caminaremos hasta el CIRCUITO por el asfalto y se regresará al punto de encuentro por camino de servicio.
El recorrido total será de 8 km. No olvides traer protección solar, agua, bocata y calzado cómodo.
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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Sunday at El Saltador

Sunday afternoon and some Flamenco at El Saltador.
 In the El Saltador courtyard
 The view from El Saltador front door.