Torrevieja. How the sun shines. History lesson about the Salt Lakes and getting a sun tan.

 Torrevieja. How the sun shines. History lesson about the Salt Lakes and getting a sun tan

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Yogi I needed that sleep Look Misty! That’s something you don’t see often the Sun is shining and blue skies everywhere and it feels nice and warm.

Misty in Sapin I have got up late and my legs are aching like mad, the back of my legs feel real sore all that driving and worry about the humans taking the wrong road or ending up in China has worn me down, I will have to take it easy today and I will unpack a bit later on today, can not be bothered at the moment. It is nice to be warm and see the Sun for a change. Flipping heck, it is hot it is about 35c and it is only noon. Have we got any sun block to put on? Really we should have some for dogs my belly is burning.

Yogi There is no such thing as dog sun block. At least I think there is not. It is so nice just laying here getting a nice tan. It looks like we are going for a walk Misty.

Misty in Sapin We are going down to the path around the salt lake, Fantastic view and this is where Torrevieja make there salt from. There is a story behind this I do not know whether it is true but it sounds good. Once upon a time long ago there was a King, This king was very fond of fishing but sadly he had no stomach for the sea, It was to rocky for him in his boat and he always was sea sick, He asked his court to find a solution for him and they came up with a plan. They created to big lakes with a small entrance to allow the sea to come in, as these were nice and calm waters protected from the seas strong waves this would be ideal to launch a boat on and there fore the king could fish without being rocked about. The king was pleased and went fishing and was not sea sick. But after a few months the fish began to die without reason. The King asked the court to find out why he was not pleased at all because although he could now go fishing without being ill, there were now no fish to catch. The courts looked into it and found that the salt content in the water was now so much that the fish would die. But they also noted that they could dry the salt out and could sell this in large amounts making the King very rich. So the king gave up fishing and became one of the wealthiest Kings of all Spain’s history. That’s a good story did you like it Yogi.

Yogi You made that up, Did you? It was good though. So Torrevieja produce salt is that all those mountains of white stuff?

balcony towards salt lake
balcony towards salt lake

Misty in Sapin Yes that is right. We have some pictures here of me and Yogi in the sun and more interesting than that we have a picture of the weather in the UK. West Sussex. This is where we were only two weeks ago. It has Snowed and it is all over our caravan I am sooo Glad we are not there now.

Misty Sun bathing
Misty Sun bathing
Yogi Sun Bathing
Yogi Sun Bathing

The Weather here in Torrevieja Los Balcones. 06 04 2008

Torrievaja  Nice and warm and Sunny about 80c
Torrievaja Nice and warm and Sunny about 80c

And the weather in West Sussex Rustington UK 06 04 2008

Rustington bn162qs in Snow
Rustington bn162qs in Snow

Yogi I am so glad we are not there now. It would of frozen my dingle off walking on the stuff I only have short legs. Ta Ta for now I have to get back to my tan.

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