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What night time visitors do we get in the garden?

Have you ever wondered what night time visitors you get in your garden? Well I did, I know we have them, they leave evidence behind, some more so than others! So I set up a camera trap that I’m lucky to have and hope never to have stolen.

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The original idea of having the camera trap was to locate where my Booted Eagle was nesting and attach it near there (obviously before nesting season so as not to disturb them), but that is still work in progress. In the meantime to learn how to use this I set it up … Read the rest

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Sunset – the ever changing colours of the sky over Lanjaron

As you know living here in the Alpujarras, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, we are often treated to spectacular sunsets over Lanjaron (the gateway to the Alpujarras). March 8th was one of those evenings that didn’t disappoint. I took so many photos I thought I would share some of the forever changing colours. I have collected photos of the skies here for quite a number of years, you can view them at this link.

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I even took a short video.

Why not come and see for yourself and maybe take a walk. Spring is the perfect … Read the rest

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Horse Trekking in the Alpujarras with Caballo Blanco Horse Trekking

Sarah and Ali our friends and the rest of the crew at Caballo Blanco Horse Trekking have produced a nice 5 minute video showing the delights of horse trekking in this wonderful part of Andalucia, so I thought I would share it with you.

The stables are situated on a small plateau at a height of 1200 metres above the spa town of Lanjaron in the Alpujarra region of Andalucia, close to Granada. Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, hills and Sierra Nevada mountains are evident in all directions!

Sarah Vesey of Caballo Blanco established the riding centre back in … Read the rest

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Bird watching with birdwatchalpujarras.com

Mum and Dad came for a week long visit and on one of their days visiting we took them on a half day birdwatch trip with bridwatchalpujarras.com run by Ian and Steve. They are a fairly new company that have set up their birdwatching tours base in our spa town of Lanjaron.

We met at 10am outside a bar in Lanjaron, there were 9 of us in total in 2 4×4 vehicles. We drove a short way outside of Lanjaron to a town called Padul and down some tracks to a wetland area (yes a wetland area in Andalucia). We … Read the rest

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Video of Lanjaron from Tajos de la Cruz

This video was taken by our friend Pepe (Badaje) from the Tajos de la Cruz Ermita above our house, overlooking the town of Lanjaron in the Alpujarras. More interesting information and videos from Pepe Badaje

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Walking the GR7 Soportujar to Lanjaron

Had a lovely walk along a 4 hour stretch of the long distance path the GR7. Have a look at the short video I took to give you a taste of what to expect should you venture this way into the Alpujarras. Read a little about the walk.

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