Discover new places

The last weekend I was in Castello, a region that I didn’t visit, just the coast and by the highway. Very interesting place and a great discover for me.

Just enjoy the river from inside

Montanejos is a termal village. The temperature of the river is warmer than should be, it makes very comfortable to swim inside the river. I did more than 200 meters up to the river in the canyon.

During this weekend I also enjoy the largest green track of Spain. It was an old train from the port to the minery area, now a paradise to go with bike. Tunnels and trees around, remember the past of the track. The new track sometimes is very close and is posible to see the train.

The new from the old one
Tunnel with light and water inside

The landscape is nice with mountains and lot of trees.

The bridge cross a dry river, quite normal in this region of irregular rain

Mediterranean rivers are very dangerous, from nothing to a floats. The dry rivers are the most dangerous, because there aren’t trees to stop the water.

Olive oil, wine are the typical products of theses area, also good almond. Most dry cultive, even is water in the area, the temperatures are more extreme than in the coast. Orange, lemon prefer areas were freezing temperatures are inusual, not inland where every winter is below zero at nights.

Mediterranean landscape inland. Almond, olive and wine
Also jump in the river is posible

Very intense days

We stay 2 nights in Alcala de Henares, 600 kilometers from home, short but very intense days.

Some pictures to show better this monumental city. Is the city of Cervantes and the culture is very important. Center of the town is nice with a big square call Cervantes and Mayor street with lot of shops and restaurants. This strange year is quiet, but normally is a very crowded city for tourists, some of them come from Madrid.

Also the nature is important, the river Henares is a good place to walk. The mountains are in the other side of the river, the famous Alcarria, not very high mountains but interesting to see the views of all the region of Madrid.

Following the maps I did a very nice running route there, but there was a problem with a bridge that was in a private area where isn’t allowed walk. Finally I went to the next bridge, the result more than 28 kilometers running.

City, river and mountain, vey complete route but for me too long to do everyday. I like do some long routes sometimes.

Nice views from the top.

After this long route, just a shower and we went to the river.

Rio Dulce is a natural park where you can follow the river in the canyon. When you are in the highway isn’t posible to imagine this canyon, is a plateau at 1100-1200 above the sea, but when you take the road down and discover how the water eat the rocks during years.

Dry air make the air more clean, this area close to Madrid but full of nature
Very cold water, the coldest river of this year. Is posible to walk up the river and discover nice places.

We spent a nice day in the river. The next day we come back home at the afternoon, very short but nice to discover places.

Guadalajara is a regional that I like a lot, isn’t too crowded, the population isn’t dense, just the capital that is in the Madrid urban influence.

Summer is different, more dry than Centelles, run 28 kilometers now in Centelles loss more water your body and I feel more tired. The days that we spent the temperature were normal after lot of very warm days.


Summer adventures

I don’t like summer but I know how to enjoy it.
In the shadow with fresh water is a good plan for the warmest days.

This summer I’m discovering lot of places, the rivers this year with lot of water, the nature is full of life and less dry than other summer.

Look at the maps, research internet, also Instagram and go to have my own personal view. I’m proud of my region that is full of amazing places, some of them still not to crowded.

A medieval bridge is a good place to do a picnic
I need this cold water to relax my body.

Walk inside the river, looks a tropical place, in the shadow the temperature is perfect.

We discover the effects of the Gloria in January, the rainfall in this area was very important and there lot of trees in the water.
Also we discover something of the past, I don’t know about this strange structure but I take good pictures. There write the floods of 1961. Should be local, because isn’t very important flood in Barcelona.

22 of November 1961, there was important rain in Seville.
I didn’t find information about this. Looks that brings water to the countryside. I will come back to talk with local people to find out the history of this strange structure

When we finish the river way we arrived to relax place. People rent apartment just to relax and I believe that is a quiet place in the forest.

Isn’t a bad place to get out of the stress of the big cities
Easy to relax here with pure sound of the nature

I’m looking for the next adventure, the true is that always I have ideas, sometimes the problem is the time. The world is big enough to enjoy everyday is you look for details.

People get surprised with big cities that are small compared with forest, rivers, lakes…

Step by step you can walk a lot, and every single place is posible to be surprised.

I love look maps and try to discover places, the magic of this place start before going. Love in internet is like this, you look well, look for information but when you are there you see details that never can imagine.

The most important is look for places that bring motivation in the moment that you find, the magic of the place is to see in the perfect day for you…

I feel good

August is warm, isn’t one of my favorites months, I lost my job but even I feel well.

I worked hard after months thinking about how to come back to work. After see the life empty without future, now I learn that the future isn’t posible without me.

I had good sensation in the job. I worked hard, for me is the most important. The rest of things of this crazy society isn’t my problem.

The world is changing so fast that better look day by day.
We will see lot of changes, specially the jobs will be very different than now. The virus is just a excuse to accelerate the change that should come. Lot of us we can be prepared to this change. The brain is blocked, we work with too much pressure the health is bad. Fear, insecurity, we are in danger.

Waves make impossible to continue…

This global world can bring virtual support from any part of the world. Know people from all the world and learn that the problems are quite similar.
Persons that make you happy even you only talk by chat, send some pictures an maybe some videoconference.
Maybe people that in another place you never know.

Jump together in this strange world

Future never was clear, but now is even more difficult to invest in something good for the next year. The most safe is just your health, necessary to do everything.

Enjoy the good moments, never come back

Every day could be important, life every

special moment.

Always thing to discover new things and places. The routine couldn’t be your life. I try to have new things to discover.

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.