Twixt Here'nThere

A spasmodic, serendipitous, journal to show what's happening or not in England, Spain, Portugal and wherever else perchance to roam. Travel, languages, sailing, religion, sex and politics, living abroad, the Pacific Ocean including Easter Island. News from: 'Navasola', in the hills of Aracena at Fuenteheridos; Cabanas de Tavira in Portugal; the cool cool banks of the muddy Humber; and from Pedro (Coelho), Max (Happydays), Tigger, Georgina (my Georgi girl) and Theo and friends in the Great Wen.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Now I'm torn between re-visiting this blog and updating it or revising and updating its sister at
Our second 'experimental' week at Navasola from 14-21 april went very well with three clients despite the abominable weather in the region of Western Andalucia. We were in fact very lucky with enjoying some fine days and managing to avoid the rain most of the time for fieldwork and picnics.
One client's feedback to date:
It still seems bizarre that we should have been so unlucky with the weather -- It would be dishonest not to admit that it rather spoilt the week though fortunately it didn't ruin it -- we fulfilled objectives reasonably well.
What we did and saw was interesting (to us) and in line with what we had expected. In retrospect, if cars can now be rented in Aracena, you could put a day in Merida as the day off option -- it seems silly to be so close and not visit and the drive there is not arduous and is through great scenery. Otherwise, I hope that you feel you got some benefit from running an economically non viable week for us, that will help in the future. Brian was excellent in the Donana but the weather certainly deprived us of seeing certain species -- indeed I suppose we'd have seen more raptors overall.

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