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Castellfollit de la Roca, Village on a Cliff

Castellfollit de la Roca exists from its peculiar geological spit of land with sheer cliff edges. The village sits on a basalt crag 50m high above the valley floor and 1km long. The crag was formed from a lava flow in this volcanic region and the surrounding land was eroded from the two nearby rivers Fluvia and Turonell. Like Besalú, the streets are dark and narrow, but ooze charm.

Castellfollit de la Roca
Castellfollit de la Roca

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Tabart Ness

Tabart Ness is a small peninsula on the north-east coast of Scotland, between Golspie and Findhorn. It is a rolling spit that protrudes into the North Sea while dividing the Dornoch and Cromarty firths. While this lies between busy destinations it therefore offers a quiet pleasant off-route from the main A9 road with rolling farmed fields and Portmahomack village.

Tabart Ness Lighthouse at Portmahomack
Tabart Ness Lighthouse

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Harvest bounty

My joy of gardening is seeing beautiful and tasty bounty harvested from garden to plate, sandwich or pot straight from the ground. This has been a good year with plenty sunshine and rain. This list includes:

  • Three sackfuls of potato
  • Six weeks of daily pickings of lettuce
  • Six weeks of cucumber
  • Endless tomatoes Friday from the vine
  • Four weeks of garden peas
  • A small carrot hill
  • Leeks
  • Rhubarb
  • Garlic (not matured yet)
  • Leeks (not mature)

The harvest bounty also provides the pleasure of sharing with family, friends and neighbours.  Of course I have photographs…

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