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.

Nothing compares to you

The time isn’t stopped, even sometimes you get loss after too many days and home.

The spring is amazing, this rainy April help to have this green landscape. Flowers, clean air, water the best way to spend time now.
Since Sunday children can be outside in this strange moments that we are living.

Happy day the first with children in the nature

The only thing I need is stay in the nature, breath and open my mind looking the nature with this perfect temperature.

I would like to move with my car and take pictures in more places, some hiking, but at the moment always at home and not too far away from home.

Is very difficult to keep clear the mind after all this long time. Very difficult to feel happy with this situation, very easy to feel stressed, worried and sad.

The truth is that I feel like this in last months, now I’m one more in this situation. Everybody have a reason to be worried, the future isn’t clear to anybody. The most positives persons also doesn’t feel safe at this moment.

We can’t do nothing, listen the news is like a joke, nobody believe what they said.

We wait that the time clear everything. The fog is with us, we don’t see our way.

The wall is just in front and we don’t know to climb it.

I hope the new order that everybody talk about, bring a return to the rural world.

Finish with the died villages, with more personal control but also with more facilities to work everywhere.

Maybe with this pandemic situation we learn that the urban world isn’t the best to keep the distances.

Learn to enjoy the moment, today could be the last day. Life in the earth is just casual.

When Matrix end, we will come back to the traffic jams, forgetting that our main problem is that we are too many people with a very bad distribution.
Places with a big past that now are empty, during centuries people survived, I can’t believe that now isn’t posible.

Come back to the new rural world, and understand than sometimes less is more. If you stay quiet is better than do it bad. Is time to think in the earth.

Use natural energy like the water…

I try to write my own thoughts in this situation, sometimes difficult to explain in English, but I hope that you understand some of them.

Virtual travel

Today I haven’t pictures to continue my project of the Spanish landscape.
After more than one month without leaving my own village starts to see like a dream travel anywhere.

The world will need time to move free to enjoy the different landscapes and culture.

We have internet to know lot of things and have a full virtual life at home. Webcam to have videoconferencing, but even the quality is good, you lost a natural conversation.
I like to talk people everywhere, any moment could be perfect. Look at the eyes, see the facial expression that says more than the rest of the conversation. I don’t feel the same in videoconferencing, maybe is good to talk with people that you know well, but to meet new people…

We are coming back to past, everybody moving around home. International travelers in 2020 is really a dream.
The good thing is the quality of the air and the sound of the birds in the city. This is just temporal, people is still here, at home but still alive.

The fog can make disappear the house…

I don’t want to talk about politicians, but I read strange things about this situation, not all could be wrong. There are lot of interests, we are just numbers playing in a game. It’s hard to say this, the easier is don’t think about and just live. The problem is that now is most of the countries persona are limited to do it.

Walk in streets like in a film, we don’t need Netflix, the end of the world is outside. People looking all your movement, Fear is in the streets. People is starting to have mental problems. In Spain isn’t allowed to walk in the nature and do it in the city is very strange.

Any hug, kisses, social distance in strange times. A virus with a strange history, is difficult don’t in conspiracy. The global world arrived, but know closed and looking strange everybody.

The future isn’t clear

2020 will be remember during lot of years, we are living our war against the system. Strong control is easier in a global world, at the end we are just human. Maybe the earth or the Universe show us that we aren’t the boss.

I hope enjoy the nature and survive to see the new system…

In the forest I feel that I’m alive

South Meseta

Big natural region where are important cities like the capital Madrid.

South Meseta is lower than the North Meseta. Also is drier and warmer, winter could be cold specially at nights. For me the most interesting natural thing is a big aquifer that we call the 23. Is very big but with too much use, lot of years with problems like subterranean fire for a natural process.

Lagunas de Ruidera are 16 lakes in the middle of a semidesertic area with less than 400 liters every year.
This is the green Mancha
The natural park of Daimiel is amazing area in the middle of cereal area.

Another important thing of the region are big number of castles and the windmills. Don Quijote the most important Spanish novel is in this area, he fight against the wind mills.

There are lot of places to visit following the famous novel, based in Argamasilla de Alba. There are a cave to visit and lot of windmills is a cultural visit to understand this landscape.

Consuegra is one of the best examples. Also Campo de Criptana with very colorful house and famous windmills.
Campo de Criptana
The last lake of Ruidera

Madrid and Toledo are the main cities to visit in this region if you like the history and need to see urban architecture.

Toledo is a very nice city to visit. If you prefer walk quiet and see from outside, the Tajo river has a natural way with nice views of the city.
Here is the 0 point, the main radial roads, just 6 start here in Sol.
Plaza Mayor, nice to visit at Christmas time with the traditional market. Big city, museums, theatre, shopping and big parks.
Cristal Palace in the Retiro Park of Madrid.

The Meseta is flat with some hills but you only see mountains when you arrive to the end or you go down into a river that can form a Canyon like the Jucar River.

Nice village with caves is Alcala de Jucar. The way is very nice, you start to go down in a totally flat area, when you are down looks like mountains is just a Canyon.

The wines are also important is this region where isn’t easy to find a shadow in the warm summer. Trees aren’t in this area, only in the mountains and areas near the rivers.

Quiet region with nice natural places to discover

My favorite place in the region is following the Guadiana river, even now isn’t totally clear where is born. Lagunas de Ruidera are the place that appears in most of the books. Sometimes is a subterranean river in the famous 23 aquifer. There the eyes of Guadiana where originally appears the Guadiana again. The irregular rain, and specially the massive use of water for the agriculture is a danger for this amazing natural water aquifer.

Enjoy this region with good roads in a flat area where the trips are easy.

Breathe the best air of your life

The best thing of this strange situation that everyone is living is the air.

Nature recovers so fast the space, without humans the earth is perfect.

First time that the world is stopped, even in my best dreams was not posible.

Isn’t a real situation, but we could think to change the world. The truth is that always the economy will decide this future. News now are focus in the virus, but maybe in a few months they focus in another thing.

Our minds are free, but they help to have an easy thinking.
Social distance, now Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… They are our society, sometimes with lot of fakes news that increase the feelings of a difficult future.

Could be casual or not, but is the main global thing after the second world war.

Climate Change generate lot of ideas, but most of the countries just wait until the last day to do something.

Now everything was so fast and the answer very similar everywhere.

I talk with friends around the world and is the first time that we are in the same situation.

April is amazing, hard to lose this landscape with a perfect temperature
I’m lucky to have a terrace with nice views
Maybe a good place to forget everything, alone hidden in the nature

Anxiety is out control now, I need keep my routine to keep the good way. Lot of months to have good feelings to live, but this situation put everything complicate.

It’s my time, I’m sorry but I need to stay in the good way, I’m doing not allowed things. Maybe people don’t understand like is usual, but it’s my time, I don’t want to come back to foggy days…

I was a teenager, now sometimes I have similar feelings trying to recover my way
Happy at Christmas with my Grandmother.
She is alone in a residence, negative in Covid, but without the possibility of any visit.
I did a videoconference, she was nervous but happy giving lot of kisses to the skin.
April 19 is the 98 anniversary and I can’t be celebrating.

Until 26 at home, the school we will see…

The most strange year, even my 2019 was also complicated.

Tarragona

Today the province of Tarragona. The last day I talk about Ebro River forms a big Delta, maybe one the most interesting visit of Tarragona.

This picture from my best friend.
Vidajeros.es

Delta is very windy area. Summer is warm and with the humidity feel warmer. Rice is the big product of the Delta. Now also they produce lot of sea fruits.

They produce in the sea, like farms
Totally flat area, the sea is going to make this area that enter 30 kilometers from the coast.





The capital is one of the most important cities in the peninsula, the old Roman city of Tarraco. Lot of historic things to visit, and also beach and important port.

Tarragona is very industrial area for the oil, is the only area of Spain with oil. There refineries. Also there are 2 Nuclear plants, Vandellos in the Coast and Asco in the Ebro river.

Summer is full of tourist
Also the are rocks in some beaches
Hospitalet de l’Infant the most windy area
The mountains close to the coast produce electricity

The highest mountains are in the ports, lot of rocks some trees that are the southern point that they live. The rainfall is bigger than all the areas arround.

The Estrets rivers in the north entrance to the natural Park
The rocks are huge
Very good area, quiet with lot of animals
Nice village, good wine big contrast with the coast.





There are more mountains in Tarragona. Montsant paradise to climb, Prades the red village with amazing forest. Just and example of the variety of this region.

Strong winds from the sea form clouds in the Prelitoral mountains
Places quiet to think about
Escalada Dei runes very interesting to discover the life in this important religious center
Church inside the stone
Clear sky in windy day in the Priorat with the best wines. Slow visit, lot of curvy roads. Rally uses this roads.
Siurana one of the most popular visit in Cornudella de Montsant
Lot of people come just to take this pictures of Siurana
Prades the red village for the buildings. The forest are important in Prades.

Stil in Tarragona we find a very nice village with walls Montblanc in the Conca de Barbera.

Medieval village, very interesting for the architecture

Just a small presentation of a region with more interesting places than you expect.

The Ribera is interesting to find historic places from the battle of Ebro in the civil war.

Miravet and the castle, with still a boat to cross the river. In this point is a very big river.

There is important the traditional Calçots, specially in Valls the capital of the Alt Camp.

Very complete region, the biggest river, important factories, beach, Delta, mountains, the country produce lot of Mediterranean products.

The valley of Ebro river

Today I talk about this natural region

The river Ebro is the most important Mediterranean river in the Peninsula. Is the longest totally in Spain.
I talk of the medium and the end of the river.

Ebro start in Cantabria and cross part of Burgos, but I will talk about this area another day. Today I talk about La Rioja, Navarra, Aragón and Catalunya.

The Valley is very windy in winter. Also fog is very important in winter, in some areas could be some weeks without sun.
The region isn’t very rainy, with some desert, not totally natural, because was the extensive use of the furniture and the sheep that help to disappear the trees. Climate isn’t desert, sometimes have heavy thunderstorms. Irregular rainfall like in most of Mediterranean region.

The Biggest cities of this region are Logroño, Zaragoza, Lleida.

Southeast of Spain is the real desert of Europe.
Calm river in Logroño.
Zaragoza in a windy day

The weather is hard in this region, winter with fog or wind, despite some ocasional showers. The feeling of cold, humid or to dry with the wind.

Spring big contrast in day and night temperatures. Thunderstorms are normal at this time of the year, the most rainy time.

Summer is warm, sometimes 40°. Nights aren’t very cold in big cities, a little bit better than Mediterranean cities but still warm nights.

Autumn in the east is posible have the Mediterranean famous situation of heavy rain in October. November start the fog days, first some hours, but In December could be even weeks.

Monegros landscape
Typical winter day in the big park of Mitjana in Lleida
Bardenas Reales in the south of Navarra
Rioja with lot of winery’s.
The water of the river and all the rivers of the Pyrenees make this region rich in agriculture
Big flat areas

I will continue until the end of the river and the amazing Delta another day.

The river has lot of big lakes to control, but sometimes in Spring with heavy rains the floods are important in this region.

In the lakes are the material that need the Delta to survive. Delta is like we now for they cut the trees for furniture to make ships to fight again England. It make that part of the floor went to the river and form one of the most important Delta in Mediterranean. Lot of species of birds, the rice are in serious danger. The last famous Gloria bring lot of problems to the region.