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Flights to REUS for the River Ebro Area

Good News! Ryanair has reinstated some  flights to Reus for the summer months! Ryanair was once the major carrier of passengers to Reus. In the last few years, they have scaled back in favour of Barcelona but that has left space for more airlines. Between Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Jet2 …

Festa Major Mora d’Ebre – 2013

PROGRAMME for FESTA MAJOR 2013 For the entire programme in Catalan see the Mora d’Ebre Town Hall website Tuesday 20th August 21.30- Passeig del Pont Community supper. Take you own food and drink and be entertained by Duet Rubí. Reserve a table at the Ajuntament 24.00 – Bull Ring (Passeig …

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 …

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 …

It’s Fiesta Time in Mora d’Ebre!

So, you think life in rural Spain is pretty quiet do you? Not much going on? Bit boring perhaps? Well, you’d be surprised! There’s barely a month goes by without some fiesta or celebration going on somewhere. But in the summer  from the smallest village to the major cities  – …

Beer n Bitterns

We’ve had a couple of Little Bitterns around during the last two weeks. I wasn’t 100% sure when I first saw a skulking shape in reeds on the other side of the river. Then, from our balcony the following morning I was confident that I’d seen a bird in flight …

6yrs and 6 short-toed eagles

It occurred to me this morning that we have lived in Spain exactly 6 years today! As I was drinking my coffee on the balcony contemplating our life here, the anniversary was nicely celebrated with the fly-past of 6 short-toed eagles – the first of the year!  They circled for …

Three Visions, One World – The Mora Morisca

(There is a link to the 2014 programme in  Catalan at the bottom of this post)  “Three Visions, One World” is the slogan associated with the Mora Morisca festival held each year  in Mora d’Ebre. The Morisca is definitely one of my favourite fiesta weekends and  so it must be …

The Day the Animals Went to Church

No sooner have the “Bon Nadal” and greetings and decorations been taken down there is yet another Saint’s day.  January 17th is the Festa Sant Antoni -the Catholic patron saint of domestic animals. The religious story relates that Antoni lived as a hermit in the Egyptian desert where he underwent …