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He smoothly manipulated the controls to bring the device to a stop. It now hovered, completely stationary in the gentle evening breeze. The camera slung under the Drone was a very high definition effort, giving crystal clear images despite the falling light conditions. It was equipped with special night lights and a most sophisticated stabilising
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Red Alert in Norway

RED ALERT IN NORWAY Some Vets in Oslo (Norway), have reported the authorities the deaths of several dogs caused by an unknown disease that kills the animals just after a few days they start showing symptoms. The number of affected dogs, depending of the source, may be between 30 and 100. The mysterious disease has
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GLOSSY IBIS

GLOSSY IBIS I am experiencing some trepidation about returning to Gran Alacant this month – we have not been here since June, and I have seen the pictures on social media of the horrendous deluge which occurred in September. I wonder what sort of condition my house will be in when we arrive, and will
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Tourist Info October 2019

Hi everybody, We are still enjoying good weather, so time to go out and enjoy the fiestas in the Costa Blanca. This month there are more parades of Moors and Christians – in Crevillent 4th to 7th, Rafal, Planes, Callosa d’en Sarria 12th and 15th , Campello 11th to 15th and Calpe from 18 th
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Gran Alacant Golf Society September Update

GRAN ALACANT GOLF SOCIETY Two bits of news this month. Firstly, the owners of El Plantio have bought Campo de Golf Alicante which has been in financial difficulties for a number of years. We are advised there is much work to do to restore the course to its previous condition but that undertaking has already
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Biar – Pico Reconco 1209 m

My name is Heidi and I come from Helsinki, Finland. With my husband Olli-Pekka and our 3 dogs we live in Gran Alacant and enjoy the brilliant Mediterranean climate and possibility of discovering new hiking routes all over our Alicante province and sometimes even a bit further. Ironically, I have a fear of heights, but
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On The Right Tracks

All four of them had been looking forward to the Mountain Walk. They had been on many walks together but this was the first time they would attempt one of the popular routes to the top of the Mountain. It was only just a Mountain at a fraction over 1000 meters, but it was the
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Tourist Information – September 2019

Hello to everybody! September is the month of fiestas in Santa Pola with plenty of events to choose from: 31st August 22.30 h. – At the Palmeral Park auditorium. Official Opening Speeches 2019 1st September 10.00 h. Moors disembark on Levante beach opposite the Town Hall. Firing of arquebuses. 19.00 h. Public appearance of Festival
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Trumpeter Finch

Earlier this year, while I was at home in the UK, I was somewhat irritated and envious when my birding friend Greta (who lives in Gran Alacant) posted a photograph she had taken in the countryside near La Marina. It was on a Facebook group dedicated to bird sightings in our area, and showed a
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Homeless and Pets

What happens with dogs and cats which are living with homeless? Could that people face the costs and responsibility about them? As a matter of fact, there are some people who have lost their home and can’t be relocated in a social home or not even go to a hospital if necessary because they don’t
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