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... buckets of water from the tiled floors upstairs and the garden now has herbs, tomatoes, aubergine and a calabacin alongside the neatly tied up and weeded habbas. It felt wonderful to select and plant veg from the market last Saturday, but Seb was cautious not to plant too much as water becomes scarce here in the summer. I strolled round town yesterday....quietly enjoying exploring. It's very different ...
We've just celebrated Easter, with a fast amount of food! Three things seem important here. Gigantic platters of lamb, thick walled pastries and family. I was lucky enough to be invited to join my friend Seb's family. He's the youngest of seven children most of whom were able to join us yesterday and we all squeezed around a big table for fried offal, mixed with artichokes, broad beans and red pepper. That was washed down with red wine. But brace ...
We had time to drive up to the Finca on Puig de S'Alcadena. Sitting in nearly 200 hectares the beautiful sandy stone building sits romantically above Alaro valley. The balcony would be perfect for a Romeo Juliet encounter, the interiors a museum piece, dusty and unchanged. Huge wooden doors opened to reveal the wooden screw drive and great ...
... scrabbled across encountering a wild eyed and sweaty German. "The cave.....I've looked for 10 years!". In horror I imagined this frantic figure scurrying the hillside for a decade with his flimsy map and as he bolted ahead of us I feared he might slip in his haste and we'd hear a shriek and look down on his tiny form far below. Before we reached the cave slope we met him again, still frantic but now jubilant "take a photo, take a photo" he shrieked. Then he photographed ...
... with her previous owner Fred. September storms nearly wrecked them on their return, and as Greg read from a photocopy of the ships log (1983) we could imagine the violent sway, creak of timbers and terrifying moment when the tiller snapped. Her mayday was answered by a commercial vessel heading for Le Havre who offered shelter and welded the tiller, allowing Patna some chance of completing her voyage. She survived 11 storms and on arrival at the Scilly Isles, Fred, ...