La Foradada – A Walk in the Serra de Montsia

Date of walk: 26th December Temperture in Tortosa: 16 degC Mountain Temp: approx 14 degC Distance: 5km This was a great walk up to the ridge the Serra Montsia – a small mountain range which looks out over the Ebro Delta.   It is Walk 29 in the Cicerone Guide Book- …

Dena – A Sorry Person!

Yesterday, after a frantic morning doing last minute jobs and finishing the quarterly accounts, Keith got to Reus airport for his 4.20pm flight by the skin of his teeth.  On the drive back home, I unavoidably killed a snake that was slithering across the road.  On a fast road with …

The Fancy Dressed Bike Riders!

One of the fun activities each year in the Summer Fiesta of Mora d’Ebre is the fancy- dress communal bike ride!  Back in 2008 we decided to join in and now we can’t stop!  (“We” being me, my neighbour Bev and her sister who often visits for fiesta week) Our …

Theft. Judge for yourself.

I don’t intend to keep this blog live on the site because it’s not a very nice one. But, I’ve had a few friends and family asking me about our recent theft and repeating the story is getting tiresome. Hence, here is the account of what happened.  Are our suspicions …

The American Agave Plant

One of the plants that you can’t fail to miss here, if there are some in flower, is the American Agave. It is an exotic looking plant and one that I find quite fascinating. A common name (though misleading) is the Hundred Year plant as it takes many years for …

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Throughout the summer and early Autumn, you can’t fail to notice the abundance of dragonflies and damselflies around the river. I find them fascinating and can’t resist taking photos if I get the chance.  For the beginner (like me) identifying  these insects can be tricky and the first thing you …

Little Bitterns Breed in Mora d’Ebre

It was last August that I saw my first ever Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) and it was right here in Mora d’Ebre, from the balcony of our lounge! Though often seen at the Ebro Delta or at the nature reserve in Flix I wasn’t aware that the Little Bittern was present …