A short trip into the campo today found me face to face with Maria Louisa, our resident stork. Maria arrived here last winter, lost on her way back to Huelva, somehow separated from the rest of the flock that winter there. She caused quite a stir in these parts when she arrived, especially when she took up residence on the beach scrounging food from the patrons of Restaurant El Molino. Now when I see her, it’s usually here, in the not-so-wet wetlands just outside of town. Come winter and with it its rain, these grounds will be wet once again and teeming with frogs and tadpoles and whatever else marsh birds normally eat.
If you are here or coming to the area and want to see her, take a right turn just before the Dia Maxi Supermarket on the main road as you are heading north, and drive in about about 150 meters to the second big farmers field.
Don’t forget that Friday night is Blues night in La Caleta and Saturday is a Night of Flamenco also in La Caleta both in the Plaza de Lavedero, both concerts are free and start at 10:30 PM.
A special thanks to both Robin and Marianne for their identification of the African Tulip tree, which I had asked for help in identifying.