This month, we have concentrated on pruning the lower growth on
some of our olive trees and strimming the ground between them. As
you can see from the photo's, this has involved quite a lot of work.
So far we have cleared two of our larger terraces which have over
two hundred trees on them. Overall, this means we have now pruned
about four hundred of our nine hundred olive trees.
the trees have good growing sprouts (Chupones) they are left for
future olive bearing growth, while the rest of the cut wood is trimmed
up by Pondgirl for future firewood and the thin stuff and the leaves
are burnt. Another couple of months work and we should have pruned
out all the more accessible trees, just leaving the ones on the
hard to get at terraces.
walk in Els Ports
Alex, Loz & I went walking in Els Ports again. This time we
started lower down in the Barranc de Galera and walked up the north
side until we overlooked the top of the Barranc de Lloret and over
to Mt. Caro. It was a steep and winding walk which rose over 1,500
ft. The Trail was narrow and I was glad to have taken one of our
telescopic walking poles which provided extra balance on the difficult
parts. When we reached the top, we were only just below the height
of the circling vultures and had views right across to the sea at
Vinaros, Peniscola and beyond. On the way down we took a slightly
different route and walked through the Forat de la Vella
Unfortunately Alex and his girlfriend split up this month. We hope
they both keep happy memories of the good times they had together.