Water, water everywhere

Fuenfría valley

Fuenfría valley streams

Amazing amounts of water coming down from the mountains, streams and small rivers full like i’ve never seen them, dams at maximum capacity.. Strange sights in the Sierra de Guadarrama..

El Arroyo de Matalobos in Fuenfría Valley

El Arroyo de Matalobos in Fuenfría Valley

..the inevitable consequences of the enormous quantites of rain and snow that have fallen in Guadarrama this year. Temperatures have also risen – after a few days of wintry cold at the weekend – combining with the long evenings to give the first real sensations of Spring.

This stream in Fuenfría Valley went dry last Summer, now it's difficult to cross.

This stream in Fuenfría Valley went dry last Summer, now it’s difficult to cross.

High up in the mountains there’s also lots of water in the streams, though many water-ways are still covered in snow..

Arroyo de Cerradillas below Cabezas de Hierro

Arroyo de Cerradillas below Cabezas de Hierro

..and, despite the thaw, there is still an incredible quantity of snow above 1700-1800m. Most days the sensation is absolutely that of Winter, and even deep Winter on days like last Saturday with -7.5ºC in Cotos and probably close to -10º on the summits. Cold Spring days!

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Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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