Category Archives: travel, Spain

The plays of water (I)

June 23rd, 2017, Vall de Boi, Catalunya, Spain. In the high valley of the Sant Marti river, at the border of the National Parc de Aigues Tortes, lie the estanys del Pessó. El estany del Pessó de Baix is a beautiful one, with its … Continue reading

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Amidst the clouds!

Dec. 21st, 2016. The shortest day and the longest night of the year for this hemisphere. We’re stuck in the middle of it: huge amounts of thick, white, humid and dripping material that doesn’t want to leave the mountain top.

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Night watch with clouds

Dec, 18th, 2016. We spend these last days of the year just waiting for the clouds to go away from our favorite observatory…

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Above the clouds

May 5th, 2016, Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Surrounded by an ocean of clouds which sometimes reach the summit, the observatory stays clear from clouds during the night. During daytime an explosion of flowers can be seen, with “los … Continue reading

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At the observatory

Jan, 24th, 2016. The last sunset of this January campaign seen from the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos (2400 m) merited a quick stroll to the edge of the mountain crater…

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In the marsh II

July, 5th, Barruera, Vall de Boí. That day we started early in order to explore the small world hiding in the marshland of the “Salencar”.

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The Cumbrecita pass

July, 30th, La Cumbrecita, La Palma. Before travelling to the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos (2400 m), a short stop at this scenic place to view the inner Caldera de Taburiente seems always rewarding..

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Natural island

Aug, 2nd, La Palma. Continuing our exploration of the charming island, we discovered more endemic species. Gallotia galloti  (see the male below) is a wall lizard found on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma. The little red rock crabs … Continue reading

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