Monthly Archives: May 2013

Castell d’Alaro

Castell d’Alaro is situated on the summit of Puig d’Alaro, 821m, one of the two sugar-loaf mountains that arise abruptly from the central plain of Mallorca. Our objective for the day was to climb up to the castle. I thought … Continue reading

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El Firo 2013

It’s the second Monday after the first Sunday in May and in Soller that can only mean one thing. Its El Firo, a chance to celebrate the victory of the Sollerics over the Turks in the famous battle of 11th … Continue reading

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Mallorca 2013. Days 9 and 10

I’ve decided to have a rest day and just do a short walk up to the tower, Torre Picada. The weather was overcast but it gave me the chance to stroll around and take some more images of flowers. Day … Continue reading

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Mallorca 2013. Day 8. The circuit of Puig Roig.

It was Sunday and at last we had blue skies so we set out to do the Circuit of Puig Roig, the Red Mountain. Access to the Mossa Estate is only allowed on Sundays so we started our walk from … Continue reading

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Mallorca 2013, Day 7, Muleta

It’s cloudy and I can’t see the tops of the mountains so I decided to just walk up to the Muleta and take some photos. I found some orchids which I will have to identify and spotted a Painted Lady … Continue reading

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Mallorca 2013. Days 5 and 6

Day 5. It was overcast when we set out for Deia and soon it started to rain. At Can Prohom I left the group to head for the Muleta with the aim of taking some flower photos. The petals looked … Continue reading

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Mallorca 2013. Day 4

Today I walked from Cuber Reservoir to Soller via the Coll de L’Ofre. Our group were going to do the three peaks but in the opposite direction to what we normally do. Starting from the Coll de L’Ofre they planned … Continue reading

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Mallorca 2013, days 1-3

Day 1 Just a short stroll along the Cami de Cami de Sa Figuera to see the festivities in the square in Soller. Day 2. Puig de Tossals.1115 metres. It was a bit of a struggle to the top but … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic and Marsh Marigold

Whilst I was walking in Fairy Glen trying to photograph the bluebells I spotted some Wild Garlic and Marsh Marigold. Both species were growing alongside Sprodley Brook and I had to get my knees muddy to obtain these images. Wild … Continue reading

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Bluebells at Fairy Glen, Appley Bridge.

Fairy Glen is situated off Sparrow Hill (A5209) Appley Bridge, Lancashire. The waters of Sprodley Brook have, over time cut down through the underlying sandstone to form the steep valley of Fairy Glen complete with cliff faces and waterfalls. The … Continue reading

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