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.
Some facts about one of the most important rivers in Spain - the River Ebro - ( Ebre in Catalan ) it flows for 982 km in length.
The Romans named the river Iber but it probably derives from the Greek Hevros.
It's source is in Fontibre - Cantabria and it flows through Zaragoza before meeting the sea as a large delta in the province of Tarragona.
The delta is one of the largest wetland area in the western Mediterranean region - a total of 320 square km and is an important area for over 300 species of birds as well as a region of intensive farming.