Warm nights

Nights that we call Tropical when the temperature at night is above 20°.

The Mediterranean is normal this temperature when the water is warm like now that is warmer than usual. But other problems are the cities that every year warmer. Lot of air conditioning at home, locals and vehicles, but all this warm goes outside with too much asphalt and high buildings. The temperature isn’t posible to down in short nights, because the asphalt and the buildings keep the warm of a sunny day.

The climate is getting warmer, and the cities more, it mean that warm nights now are also inland in big cities as Madrid. In the coast is more humid, but in the center of Peninsula during the day could be very warm, 35° and the minimum can’t go down to refresh a house without air conditioning.

This picture from Lleida. This picture isn’t mine, Albert take this sunset.
Warm nights during the year in Spain

In my village the warm nights aren’t usual, 1-2 is the normal in the last years. Warm nights in my village are when the clouds from the storms stay at night without rain, of course in very warm situation.

The Mediterranean breeze help to have lower maximum, but at night gets that is less colder that areas with less Mediterranean influence.

Castilla y Leon is the region with more contrast, could be very warm and dry, but when the sun comes down is cold. Even in areas close to the mountain could freeze in summer, microclimates of Spain with lot of mountain.

Medium of minimum temperatures in Spain
High temperatures normal in July
The landscape of July

Summer is here

Tonight was cloudy, even yesterday was so humid that seems like rain.

The warm temperatures are quite difficult to avoid, even you go to Siberia is warm. Alert in Canada very north place is more than 20°.

Just patient and enjoy the fresh water, stay in the shadow, relax, move slowly and feel the breeze. Summer is time to be relaxed, if you want to go fast, you can feel nervous and then you feel warmer.

When I think in the paradise never will be a place with all the year of warm days, I’m sorry but I prefer 4 stations, and better a short summer.

Down the trees is one of the best options

I survive to the summer, and sometimes I enjoy a lot, specially in the water. I like run, in summer sometimes is hard, legs are heavy, the blood goes slowly, then you start to sweat and you feel better. Drink a lot of water, and the shower is the best recovery.

I like to stay in cold water, until I feel cold inside and I feel relaxed and very happy. Is a drug the cold water.

I hate air conditioning, I don’t want at home, in the car I use but not very strong.

I like natural cold, not artificial. I prefer a good shadow or wait for the breeze that normally blows in my village.

Walk inside the river

Lo Pallars

I’m in a natural Paradise and yesterday I forgot my blog.
I’m in the Pallars Jussà in the Pyrenees, where we call the Prepirineu. Here is a valley call conca, is surrounded by mountain, paradise for climbing. The sky at night is the best of Catalunya. Not very crowded area, air normally is dry because mediterranean sea is far away. Dry and clean is perfect, also without big cities looks that there are more stars.

We are lucky to find a new apartment in this area. We are the first customers of the apartment. Good location, nice views.

A quiet village where are living 60 persons

But we came here to see rivers, my village also is quiet.

To arrive here, the only way is follow the river 1 kilometer
Nice experience to swim here in the afternoon
This is the only way
I also run from the apartment, the mountains here are difficult to follow a track. Lucky of the Gps, because is complicated, more forest that I expected.
The way is clear in some points, but most in the forest.

Yesterday we visit Abella de la Conca, a place that I want to visit from a long time, only for the architecture in the rock. But I discover that isn’t only a paradise for climbing, also there is one of the best water routes.

Houses in the rock
Lo foradot, is a natural way in the river between very high mountains.
After pass the narrow area of the river, you find this area of small pools.
Natural Jacuzzi
Amazing
The village from the way to the river

6 months

This blog was born 6 months ago, everyday I write something.

Until now the number of visits is 28564. People from lot of countries read this blog, comment and look to the pictures.

Today I want to talk about my last adventure. Yesterday I went to a place that I want to visit lot of years ago. Nice place, but was very difficult to arrive, but now is open a new track.

This is the Gorg Negre
100 years ago…
Now

The waterfall is clean, and now in a rainy year lot of water, even normally is water always, despite is a small Mediterranean river.

The main difference is the lake, was deep an enough big to jump, fish and enjoy in summer time. Now is dirty, and voluntary are cleaning after lot of years of explosion ant hard work in the top of the fall. Is a quarry, now in process to close. Now is the time to recover this natural place, that shouldn’t be destroyed.

This place was very popular for the village of Centelles, but this land is another village call Seva. Seva village is far away, they don’t care to destroy this amazing waterfall. Now is time to make popular again, people should love it to recover with the help of the company that destroyed.
There are metal pieces, tires, plastic. The lake is full of sand after years of work. Rivers normally regenerate alone, but here maybe needs some help.

The ugly view that needs to recover
The nice view from the same point. Here also past the Roman way. The highway don’t destroy this part of the way because was in cliff.

I decided to do a circular way and come back for a difficult place. I can imagine how was this place in the past, less trees because I see the typical stairs of stones that use to plant in floors. I can climb the cliff following this stairs, the last following the way of the water.

Near the waterfall is difficult to exit. Very nice be surrounded by rocks and the noise of the water

I hope that people come back to this place and help to keep better that in the last years. The access is good, even you cross the highway, but is posible to cross without danger by a bridge for cars and people.

Happy to visit

Rain

Yesterday I did trail running with rain, sometimes is nice to see the nature with the magic sound of the rain.

A long way of 17 kilometers

I went to Sant Miquel del Fai, now is closed because they are doing some work to improve. Now is a public place, with falls, a church, caves. I arrived running and see from the cliffs after the rain, was amazing, sun, rainbow, fog…

Cingles de Berti now is very green in this rainy 2020.
A house in the middle of a very nice forest. The Cingles had a important fire in 1994, then parts of the mountain are recovering with Mediterranean trees, not in this picture that is like was all before the fire.
The waterfall of the Tenes river. Sant Miquel del Fai is going to open again after the reform, like a public familiar placer that used to be. I went sometimes with my parents.
The Brigde to enter in the park
The valley of the Tenes river
After the rain, appears the fog, but still is posible see the waterfall
The rainbow in the area where the fire was more important
A sunny evening. June give very long days, with this temperature is perfect to enjoy
This view is amazing, I always take pictures from there.

Pedraforca

Yesterday was a familiar day in a very special mountain. Pedraforca is a classic in Catalunya, one of the most popular. Despite isn’t the highest and is Prepyreness, the technical climbing and the image makes it very special, also crowded normally.

Now people of Barcelona can’t go there, is still a quiet place. We walk part of a route that is a 360° of the mountain.

This is the best view of the power of this amazing mountain.
2507 meters above the sea, but isn’t the highest mountain in Barcelona.

All around is forest and mountains, but never forget the past than this region the minerals are the main work of this region. The forest are very good, because they work down, also some open miners that still you can see. All trains are now just for tourist, green tracks to enjoy this amazing area.

The north face with and easy track, not in winter with ice.
Rivers cross the track, also some rocks can fail, specially in winter with snow and ice.

The storms are near, but we were lucky, we leave the area with fog. During the way coming home, rain was very heavy.

The picture in a peak with good view and lot of trees.

Great day in a place that always can discover places. Lot of paths to walk, some are very technical, but also you can do it easier. There are lot of possibilities in this area.

Normally the road have trafic jams, all the secundary valleys, have roads to the main one of the Llobregat river.

The views of the parking of the sightview where start the walking. Also there is a refuge of mountain.

Break the rules

Every week is necessary study a degree in Spain to understand the laws about the exit from this strange situation. Now I can move in a medical region to buy or visit friends. You can meet in groups of 10, but you only can walk in your village. Where I live, the limits aren’t very easy. Yesterday I was tired to see full tables in the streets, then I decided to break again the rules. I park my car in Centelles, but I went to another villages running. The mountain hasn’t clear limits, the cows don’t talk about you are outside of your village. I don’t find anybody, just a car lost in the forest.

There is a big paradise forest

In July the tourism will come to Spain, something normal is a big part of the economy. But still now I can’t visit my parents, there is only 40 kilometers. I have to wait more time, but when we can see, everything will be open. Too slow coming back to the new normal life, but in the calendar the first of July is the start of the race to come back the power of the tourism.

Look the world from a castle in this crazy times.

I want to be patience, because this only the beginning of a new society that will support lot of change in the next years. Sometimes is better if you don’t know anything and just live your life, but this global situation is very difficult to get totally out of it.

In the shadow of the forest, everything looks more logical.
Walls that have seen lot of changes, if they can speak I will learn a big lesson

I prefer take a distance to see with a different view the problems. The walls aren’t high when you look far away, break the rules and see from outside.

The castle looks diferent from outside, built in the top of the rock to control everything and be safe.

The power of your mind

During this strange time, sometimes your mind is the best way to travel away from the reality.

Remember the past with the distance of the time. Enjoy and discover new places in your own village.

Look for new places


Summer is very near, time to enjoy slowly. We are in the time of the light, with lot of water and very green landscape.
Summer is hard for me, I don’t feel well with warm temperatures. Now is the time to train to survive to the summer. In the shadow or in the water summer is perfect, but if you like to run is a little bit hard. Some people love the heat, also they spend very bad in winter, even our winter isn’t cold, just a little for the Mediterranean standard.
The real winter is in the east of Europe or in the Usa. In our latitude we are the warmest area in winter. I’m a weather fan, I would to have a real winter.
We have the Mediterranean breeze that in our region is quite important, I live 45 kilometers from the sea and everyday is arriving in time, natural wind. The difference of temperature between the earth and the water of the Mediterranean blows following the river.

May the landscape is amazing

The Mediterranean Pyrenees are very stormy in summer time, normally they move to the south, some years arrive to my village and I enjoy a lot looking always to the north. 2014 was the most stormy summer since I live here, sunny mornings and afternoon storms helps to sleep better. After the storms normally the fog appears in the morning.

Summer skies that I enjoy

Come back to the nature

After the look down of the cities, maybe lot of people want to leave it.

It’s a good opportunity to have a better of distribution of the population.

Until now people live in the city for the services. Now without shop, online shopping is getting more popular, without pubs, restaurants, theaters, cinemas… The parks closed, beach where is forbidden take a bath.

I’m living in a village 10 years ago. I leave the metropolitan are of Barcelona 12 years ago. 1 year without working in the city, only my parents are the connection with the city, for the rest I don’t need.

I love the mountain, my quality of life is walk, run in the forest.

My father lived in this house in Extremadura. Always talks with nostalgic of the birds there.
Now is just another field, with a destroyed house.
The grandfather of my father plant this trees 70 years ago. Eucalyptus was very popular in Spain, even isn’t the best tree.

My parents came to the city looking for a better life, now I think world is going to change. The only thing that you need is a good connection to internet. The services will come back with the people. Spain needs to conserve nice village, but they need people. The new countryside where isn’t necessary work the earth like a profesional.

The forest is increasing every year. The fields in the mountain are now forest, you can see walls in the middle of the forest to show how was the past.

We have better forest around the village than in the past. People work in different activities…
Just a few hours to have like this…
The forest is hidden some parts of the past.
Here one hundred years ago less trees and fields in stairs.