Spain

A Motorcycle Odyssey: Segovia to Granada

Posted by on December 27, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Segovia to Granada (340 miles) Day 5 Yawning prodigiously, we rose from our slumbers earlier than usual.  Today, we had a long ride ahead of us.  As we roared out of Segovia the ubiquitous wind continued to haunt us. Skirting round Madrid, we rumbled across the flattish plain of Central Spain, through the Province of […]

Almendros en Flor de la Axarquía: The Almond Blossom of Axarquia

Posted by on January 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Almond Blossom, Axarquia, January/February: Legend of Caliph Al Mutamid: Van Gogh’s painting of almond blossom: Sir Edwin Arnold’s Poem about Almond Blossom: Almendros en Flor de la Axarquía

We Three Kings of Andalucia: Gaspar, Melchior & Balthazar

Posted by on January 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm

The Three Kings Festival, Malaga, Spain. Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar. Magi delivering gifts to good boys and girls. Sweets thrown into crowds and agile senior citizens diving on the ground to retrieve them!

The Myth of the Nativity Animals: Pope Debunks Popular Belief

Posted by on January 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Pope Benedict debunks the myth that there were animals in the stable where Jesus was born: no angels at the birth: Jesus’ birth-date is wrong

Giants of Antequera: Megalithic Monuments of a Bronze Age Civilisation

Posted by on December 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

The dolmens of Antequera, Viera, Menga and El Romerel: Europe’s neolithic civilisations: summer and winter solstice

Alfarnatejo: A White Andalucian Village

Posted by on November 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Alfarnatejo, a traditional white Andalucian town surrounded by lofty mountains. Nearby neolithic and even older remains. Palaeolithic cave art. Mts. Chamizo and El Galo. Cortijo de la Cueva: Tejones; Tajo Gomey; River Sabar

Pillars of El Torcal: Gargantuan Rock Sculptures: Axarquía: Andalucía: Spain

Posted by on November 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Gigantic rock formations 100 million years old. Mountain goats, cows, lizards, birds, such as the griffon vulture: hiking route: caves

Wolves: Friend or Foe: The Lobo Park, Antequera, Andalucía, Spain

Posted by on October 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Lobo Park, Antequera, Andalucia, Spain: Canadian Timber wolves, Arctic Wolves and European wolves.