Bajada

A swift passage from the mountains at the source of the water catchment system, following the dry fluvial system down to the sea.

Tag: water

Day 5: Local Perspective

Posted from Region of Murcia, Spain.I reached the ‘Camposol’ above Mazarron, which was an estate of holiday villas beside a golf course. I saw a man crossing the road. By his demeanour, posture and pulled-up Slazenger sports socks, I could tell he was from England. I asked him if he knew where I could buy […]

Day 4: Urban Rambling

Posted from Lorca, Region of Murcia, Spain.In the morning it was difficult to walk. At midday the following day I hobbled out of the hotel through the city into the suburbs passing lemon and orange groves in private gardens. I had a feeling that the worst part of the trip would be the areas where […]

Day 3: Lorca

Posted from Lorca, Region of Murcia, Spain.At Lorca I sheltered from the sun under a huge road bridge beside a water deposit. There was a peculiar factory-like building next to the water deposit that appeared abandoned. Some kids were throwing stones and playing beside it. In the town itself the wide river area was built […]

Day 3: Water Channel

Posted from Lorca, Region of Murcia, Spain.When I reached the dam there were people visiting the lake for leisure. A man in a building near to the dam gave me some (very chlorinated) water and drove me to an outbuilding with shade where I rested and charged my devices. A great flood destroyed the first […]

Day 1: First sight of water

Posted from María, Andalusia, Spain.Coming across water was a point of significance because of the contrast amidst the dry landscape. New vegetation such as reeds could be seen. I felt the temptation to swim. Following the water flow, I could feel the change underfoot, hear the sound of water and see the traces of animals. […]