negratin2webSo it’s been a while……..A while without laptop and telephone……….A while without blogging……Travelling light in and around the Altiplano, North of Granada in beautiful beautiful Andalucia.

Its cold up on the high plains at this time of year, but, as Shakespeare might have said had he my way with words, the light absolutely blows your tits off!

These shots are of the Negratin Embalse, (that meansย  reservoir for us Johnny Foreigners), which sits about 30 minutes South East of Huescar. Who needs a coastline? In early summer this heats up to bath like temperatures and knocks your average swimming pool into a cocked hat. They even let you swim without your pants, though I hasten to add that’s not something I will be doing myself. Most men already hate me for my chiselled jaw and thick silvery flowing locks….. a pantless Mr Shpics would simply rub salt into the wound.



negratin1webAll Images copyright Stuart Allan hyde

    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Dazzling light…tick.

      It did crawl up to about 10 C on a couple of occasions but we were very much relying on the demon drink to keep the blood circulating….I’m only estimating, but around 7 litres of Spanish brandy seems to be about the right amount to keep two thin blooded Brits functioning efficiently for a month……We remained warm even when we fell over.


  1. Helen Cherry

    WOW, WOW and treble WOW.. you are back and with a vengeance.. these are some of your best shots.. that bottom photo has the most glorious sky!
    I am off to Camp de Mar in south west Mallorca in a week… whey hey.. hoping for some skies just like this one ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Helen Cherry

        Going to be on the West Coast just below the mountainous bit.. and away from the touristy stuff! I’ve been 3 times before and love it though never at this time of year.. should be nice for walking ๐Ÿ™‚

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