A Stranger in Town ..
An Englishman in Spain - thoughts and impressions.
The story of our adventure in Spain
In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.
This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.
This submarine can be found down in the harbour in Torrevieja - I think it is called the Delfin.
It is open to the public but when we went down to look and asked in very basic Spanish if it was open, the attendant decided he could not understand us. So that was that - not attempted to visit it since.
This lot are certainly together !!! Scores of them all over the fence and in the bushes.
What are they ???
They appear to be small snails ..
Staying together may form some sort of protection but not for long - soon the local people will be picking these for the pot and enjoying a meal.
Not sure why they are eaten - they are either a delicacy or people have been brought up in harsher times to eat such things when other food was scarce. You do not see many of the younger generation picking these - they prefer food out of the micro ! I do not blame them for that.