Tag Archives: Summer

Cool Summer..again!

As i’ve said so many times in the past on this blog, i often suffer thru the Summer in Spain. Some years it’s better, others it’s worse..when the temperatures soar, putting up with the heat day after day can be … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Mountains

This Summer we have spent several nights out in the mountains, camping wild at various spots around the freshly designated National Park of Guadarrama. But perhaps ironically the most beautiful place that we slept in, not too far from Cotos … Continue reading

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Ants..or getting out your inner SS man

I talk about getting back to Nature..but what about when Nature comes – forcefully – to you? Like tornados or overflowing rivers or..ants? Not so cool. I’ve never seen ants like this Summer, they are everywhere. And though i’ve had … Continue reading

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Summer comes with a blaze of broom

The real heat of Summer has finally begun to hit this last week..and with it the spectacle of broom in flower across the mountains. Broom (piorno, escoba, retama) is a generic name which covers a series of closely related shrub … Continue reading

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Long-faced welcome for the non-event of the year

In recent days we had the official arrival of Summer, something as i have said (many times) before that i don’t especially welcome. This year i might have been a good deal more positive about it, had i not been … Continue reading

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Swifts

We’ve had some great cold Spring days these last months, but now as we move into the longest days of the year it seems that Summer has finally arrived. Apart from the obvious rise in temperatures over the last week, … Continue reading

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Staying cool on the hottest day of Summer

The 10th of August was not only the hottest day this Summer in Cercedilla – according to local records – but also the hottest day since 2005. At around 2 in the afternoon the temperature hit 35.1ºC, pretty hot especially … Continue reading

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