Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The delta...water and boats



One of the things I loved most about the Ebro was the myriad little waterways and the boats that were used on them. Mostly punts, as in there is a stick you put over the stern (back) and push off the bottom...



I love boats something silly. These were so lovely. I have got to make it down to the beach and take some photos of the traditional boats there as well....after the Catalan class ends. Urgh.

I loved also these rice fields, all muddy and wet and fallow.....



This is probably the last post on the delta for a bit, I am starting to be buried under holiday shopping and planning, I feel rather excited as well as somewhat harassed by it all, but it should be fun.

Seriously now, how far along are you?

5 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful photos. Rice patties are something I would really like to see some day, as well as cranberry fields. I am not sure why they interest me so, but they have for a very long time.

I have my recipe for Almond Roca up. I think it was you who like all things almond roca, if I am not mistaken.

Trish said...

Is Christmas in Spain as frenzied as it is here in North America? At least it's warm :)

Love the boats

Beth said...

how far along am I? On what?....I haven't even started!!! AHHHHHH!!!!

oreneta said...

Dawn: I went and saw the almond Roca, it looks scrumptious....I have never seen cranberry fields either...something on the to do list...

Trish: I think it is as mad, especially since it was originally three kings, on the sixth, but now some families are doing the kings as well as Christmas....picture Christmas day twice in 10 days...the horror...

Beth: AHHHHHHHH!!! I have only barely started, but there aren't too many to do anyway...

Sirdar said...

I've never seen live rice patties. I would bet that whoever grows them would look at me funny for saying that...but I would like to seen them.

We don't have a boat but when we are out in the water with friends, we really enjoy it.