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.

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Friday, 7 November 2008

PhotoHunt - Together


I'm early for PhotoHunt this week ..

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.

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14 comments:

RJ Flamingo said...

Oh, wow! That's pretty cool, though. I probably wouldn't touch 'em, but hubby would go for it! :-)

Mine's more, um silly, I guess:

http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

Stop by if you get the chance!

Tanchi said...

wow..that's massive:)
more of em coming....
nice photo

happy weekend:)

SHOTS OF A FRUSTRATED IT STUDENT; TOGETHER

Aileni said...

Now that is taking Togetherness into the realms of oddity - would not expect them to collect in such an exposed manner.

jams o donnell said...

I think I would prefer something else to snails but if needs must...

Gerat shots. That spot must really appeal to the snails.

Lynn said...

What are they actualaly?

Hootin' Anni said...

Whoa....this is kinda creepy in a way, yet nature's art! Great photo, and so, so unique for this week.

Stop by and view my two totally different versions of 'together' for this week. Happy Hunting!!!!

June said...

How fascinating!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh wow! How amazing, and your photos are great. Thanks, I learned something new today.

I did "together" today, too. I hope you can visit and leave your link. :)

Mrs. Mecomber
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-together/

Maureen Hayes said...

How interesting!! I have never seen snails do this so I am fascinated. I agree about eating them, but some people do think they are a delicacy, so who am I to judge?

Check out my together entry at:

http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com/2008/11/photo-hunters-together-with-celebrities.html

Happy photo hunt!

Becky said...

Wow! I never would have guessed they were snails. I've never seen any act this way!

By the way...I'd opt for micro dinners, too!

I found your blog by way of Sofia DP...I'm enjoying exploring it. Hope to be back again, too. How fun to live in two places! Me, I'd like to own a home in England. Perhaps when I retire...

Leslie said...

That's a very clever photo for this week. :) Well done!

fickleminded said...

wow! we have some snails in the philippines that can be eaten too but they don't look like that.

Catherine said...

A very good post.
It was a total surprise, I didn't know what it was before you zoom in.
I'm French, and I can tell you that young generation doesn't eat that kind of food anymore.

tr3nta said...

caracoles!?!?!...

I love those... MmmmMmmmMMmmmm