A beautiful and different morning has reigned over today's tour. Though rain and strong wind were expected, we've enjoyed a special Cabo de Gata, mired, green, bloomed and full of life. From the dry steppe to the beaches, through the incredible Mining and Filming Heritage, we've followed the path of foxes and wild boars, gazed the flight and uses of the kestrel, red robin and l$ark, smelled the fennel and celery fields, and tasted some of the genuine gastronomy of the Natural Park and Almería province. All of it while learning about taking macro photos with a standard lens, and of course feeling under our feet the geological energy of a dynamic and whimsical planet, which has provided us with the joy of experiencing a fossilized tropical archipelago of volcanic origin.
Cleaning the car has been a bit more painful than usual, but it's been worth of it. Our visitors, a couple of luckily retired engineers, coming from the province of Jaén (South East Spain), have met, thanks to geoGata, some of the less known and best preserved nooks of Cabo de Gata. We have to thank Carmen and Javier its confidence and readiness to know a particular version of our most singular protected area, the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Carmen have specially enjoyed looking at lichens and plants (between them the Oroval -whitania frutescens-, and the local wild thyme and lavender) with one of the geological magnifiers we provide in our tours. In the meanwhile Javier, as a good miner, has rested amazed with the Geological and Mining Heritage in the Rodalquilar area, as well as with the macro behavior of his Nikon d5000 with a standard 18-55 mm lens. I think both have been surprised by the birding and faunistic richness that Almería has. We look forward to seeing them once again, and welcome other visitors that want to enjoy a beautiful wilderness experience!
Apasionado de la ciencia, la fotografía y los viajes. Geólogo de formación y guía de naturaleza por vocación.