Thursday 31 December 2009

The Sun Goes Down...

... on 2009. And on the noughties.
As I drove back to Camposol this evening the sun disappeared behind the mountains for the last time this year - and this decade.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year and peace, love and prosperity in 2010.

From Mazarron to La Pinilla

Today I travelled along the little-used mountain road between the town of Mazarron and the inland village of La Pinilla.
The road is narrow and twisty and the area is beautiful and remote. There are derelict, abandoned fincas all along the route, but no sign of life and I only met one car on my journey. The road is so narrow I had to pull in on the grass verge to let him pass. The landscape reminded me of parts of Donegal or Kerry back home in Ireland - well, except for the cactus and olive trees. I really love the old houses and I couldn´t help photographing lots of them.

Mountains and Fincas

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And more...

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La Pinilla

El Cafe Bar

Saturday 12 December 2009

Warszawa, Polska

Photo by Maja
(Maja please don't be mad with me )
but - it's an excellent shot!

Tuesday 8 December 2009


Record rainfall over the past month has caused extensive flooding in parts of Ireland, especially in Cork, Galway and the Midlands. Many homes and businesses were flooded, causing millions of Euro's worth of damage. My collage shows the river Shannon (Ireland's longest river) overflowing it's banks at Athlone.
The experts, like those meeting at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen blame "Global Warming" for freak weather conditions that are causing havoc around the world. Global warming - in this case surely a contradiction in terms!
(I'm back - light at the end of a very long tunnel)