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Egrets

I received a message the other day from Barry, our esteemed former GA Advertiser editor. He had been asked by another reader if I could answer a few questions about all the white egrets which descend on the Clot during the evening to roost in the reed beds. As many of you will know, the
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The Final Curtain

The faded but still functional Fire Curtain, was primed to slowly descend for the last time on the dusty, well-trodden, stage. It required only the push of a button and it was all over. The scenery and back cloths had long since been removed and re-allocated, to theatres that still managed to survive. The lighting
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Gran Alacant Golf Society November Update

GRAN ALACANT GOLF SOCIETY During the last week in October we undertook our much anticipated visit to Alicante Golf (AG) and we were not disappointed. Firstly, it was great to see some familiar faces amongst the course personnel who had transferred from El Plantio (EP) and who made us feel very welcome. Secondly, despite the
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The Aftermath

Consciousness seemed to return from somewhere at the back of his head, seeping through to the part of his brain that had been some other place. The sound of galloping horses filled his ears, piercing into the side of his head and meeting somewhere in the centre from where it exploded into an intense pain
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Common Crane

Most birders keep lists of the birds they’ve seen. We can’t help it, it’s just one of those things we do, and we keep different lists for different places. I have a UK list (278) a USA list (109 – well it was only a two-week visit in 2006), a Spain list (194) an Offshore
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Tourist Information – November 2019

Hi everybody! Just a few words to let you know what’s going on this month, as always. November is the quietest month of the year. There are no Moors and Christians parades in November, however there is still something to do and have a look at such as the biggest fair in the Costa Blanca
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III Carrera Nocturna

III Carrera Nocturna (Carrera de la Luz), Santa Pola (Against Cancer) 10km Run as experienced by Geoff Young Saturday 19th October at 8.00pm saw the start of the 3rd run in support of the Cancer Charity. Over 470 competitors of all ages took to the streets of Santa Pola to participate in this 10km run
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ALL SAINTS AND PETS – DO ANIMALS HAVE A SOUL?

There is an ancient Spanish tradition for All Saints Day consisting on lighting candles at home for “showing” our beloved ones “the way”, so their souls can visit us that night. Do animals have a soul? There is no way to prove if animals (or people) have a soul or not. About 100 years ago
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In 2008 Maureen Keeler started to raise money for a Canon portable scanner for the Oncology department of Elche hospital. She raised 23,000 Euros under the charity licence number of an organisation in Javea. This organisation was also raising money for a machine for the Hospital in Denia. The first contribution was from the local
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