Tales of the Lecrin Valley

A personal view of life in an andalusian village.

Sorry if anyone out there has been waiting for a bit of news but we have been hedonistically getting out and about as much as we can and enjoying the cloudless days and the sunshine we have been having for the last week or so.  We were down in Nerja with friends for the weekend and it was hot enough to sit in the sun and change colour a bit.  The new motorways en route are almost joined and apart from ten minutes on the old Almuñecar to Salobreña road it is top gear all the way to Malaga.  The bridge linking the two parts of the motorway outside Salobreña is built and the spans waiting to be craned into position, so it looks as if all will be ready before the end of the year and hopefully for the summer.  The last 9km stretch to open cost over 100 million euros and is the most expensive to date with lots of tunnels and bridges.  I am not sure how the road from Motril to Almeria is doing but as soon as that is finished it will be an hour to both Malaga and Almeria airports which should help business.  The temperature has been going down to zero most nights so the fire is on every evening which is nice and homely, but I will need to get to the finca and get more wood before long.  There has been a lot of catching-up to do in the office as we get ready for Easter and the new summer season.  We are getting on top of the damage caused by the rain over Christmas, but the houses which were affected are taking time to dry out.  Let’s hope that the weather holds.  Nothing much else to report.  We were unable to go to the Salerosa at the weekend as we were away, so no more surreal experiences there.  Last time we went we took Madonna a ball to play with so now we have a friend for life.  It amazes me how agile she is with only three legs.