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  • Day15

    Delta Hotel, Deltebre spain

    March 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today was the end of our cruise. We had a quick breakfast and were off the boat and on our way to the airport by 9:00 a.m. At the airport, we picked up our car (a Ford van) and headed out to our first stop in Deltebre.

    Our start was a bit rough. We ended up on the toll highway and every few kilometres (or so it seemed), ended up having to put our credit card into a toll booth machine. We will find out what that cost us when we get home! Fortunately the traffic was light and the drive was fairly easy.

    Our destination, Deltebre is small resort town on the Declarant formed by the Elba River flowing into the Mediterranean. It is completely flat. This area is heavily agricultural. The main crop is rice. We drove out to the coast and walked along the river, in a protected area. The delta is home to over 600 species of birds, many kinds of fish, eels and amphibians. Although it is quiet now, one can imagine how busy it would be in the summer. We stopped at the beach to put our hands in the Mediteranian, pretty cold.

    Despite vows by all parties to start drinking less, we stopped at a restaurant on the river to sit in the sun and drink Sangria. It is another lovely day.

    Our hotel is proudly organic and environmentally responsible. The hotel food is made with organic produce, rice and wine. Supper was a huge paella shared by 3.

    Tomorrow we head to Lorca.
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  • Day49

    Ullals de Baltasar

    November 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today I encountered a pilgrim in Amposta! A Polish guy that spent the last 8 month walking in Spain! But now he's going back up north to Poland... Anyways we spent nearly an hour speaking together about this and that... Before I decided to keep on going to find a spot before sunset... And here I am! In this magical site which is a bit like a swamp but with hard ground and big cracks in it through which we can see water at some places! The round clearings you can see on the map are observation spots where it's been half dug to reveal the water! It's very nice indeed but at the time I'm writing those lines, it's dusk, so "mosquito time" and I'm being harassed by them!😁 I'm gonna spend the night here and tomorrow I'll reach Mediterranean Sea at last! I can already really feel the proximity of it but couldn't catch a glimpse of it as of yet...Read more

  • Day25


    June 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Heute ging es entlang der Costa Dorada in das Ebro Delta. Das ist ein großes Schwemmland. Über die Jahre hat der Fluss die Landzunge immer weiter vergrößert und Schlammmassen ins Meer geschoben. Durch einen Staudamm wird dieser Prozess jetzt verlangsamt. Die Region ist perfekt geeignet für den Reisanbau, deswegen sind hier auch endlose Reisfelder. Das Gebiet ist aber auch ein Naturschutzgebiet, weil hier viele Vögel leben. Wir haben einen super Platz, mit schöner Sicht.Read more

  • Day13

    Brian goes solo

    March 5, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Not able to convince anyone to go to Gibraltar when we vacationed in Portugal, Brian was determined not to miss it a second time. Up early to catch the 7 a.m. bus he travelled 2 hours through rolling farmlands, passing many small, picturesque towns and through 7 tunnels to his destination. Once through customs, he transferred to a smaller bus to ride up the narrow winding roads.

    The driver was a font of information, telling us the history of th e Rock (regarded as one of the pillars of Hercules). It was settled by the Moors in 711. Then in 1475 the Spanish took over. In 1704 the British moved in and despite 14 attempts to retake the land they never succeeded.

    The Rock is 10 km. around but is honey combed with 50 km. of tunnels. It is 426 m high. It is made of Jurassic limestone and was created when the African techtonic plate collided with Europe about 55 million years ago. The wall around its base was built by prisoners who were shipped to Australia upon its completion. There are approximately 300 monkeys (macaques) living happily there and not shy about posing with the tourists.

    We made 3 stops on this tour. A newly built lookout where you can see North Africa 14 km. away and a beautiful mosque built in 1997. A very large cavern with stalactites, a small concert hall and colourful lights. A second lookout overlooking the bay and the city below. The very top can only be reached by walking (not happening), a special taxi (very expensive) or gondola. The tour ended with the mandatory time for shopping in the town. I wondered the pedestrian mall to the square where I enjoyed an English lunch of Pastie (a meat turnover originally developed for miners), , listening to British accents and watching a “Bobbie” patrol the area.

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  • Day10

    Tag 10

    June 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Heute machen wir eine sehr sehr lange Fahrradtour durch das Ebrodelta. Bis hoch zum Leuchtturm Far del Fangar. Teilweise müssen wir den gleichen Weg zurück fahren, da wir den Ebro nur in Deltebre überqueren können. Es ist sehr wolkig, aber wir haben Glück und bleiben trocken. In Deltebre bestellen wir uns noch einmal Muscheln und Bruschetta, danach geht’s weiter durch die Reisfelder mit den vielen Vögeln und Flamingos. Wir wollen noch einen Abstecher zur Punta de la Banya, machen, kehren aber wegen der großen Entfernung um. Die Sandstrände sind gigantisch, habe noch nie breitere gesehen. Gegen 18:00 Uhr und nach 100 km sind wir wieder zurück und doch ziemlich geschafft.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Amposta, አምፖስታ, آمپستا, Ամպոստա, アンポスタ, Ампоста, 安波斯塔

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