End of Spring water festival – the party goes on!


Though the Winter of 2016 came really late – we had no snow until the last two weeks of February – it would be wrong to suppose that this year has been parsimonious in precipitations. Temperatures were abnormally high in the early part of the year but there was no shortage of rain. Then we had a good deal of snow in late February, March and April, and May too was a relatively wet month. Result? Lots of water flowing down from the mountains in the streams and rivers of Guadarrama, the brooks are babbling, the waterfalls are cascading, the dams are full. You could call it la fiesta del agua – a full-on hydro-fest! It’s a great time to get out to the mountains and delight in the wonders of water winding its way incessantly down, down, down.


June has been quite hot so far and devoid of precipitation, so the spectacle is starting to wane..but there’s still lots of water about, and with a drop in temperatures forecast for the coming days you can still get out and enjoy the last cool Spring days before the Summer really begins to hit.



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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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