Fred´s big adventure

May 31st, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

Our cat Fred, after around 12 years with us, dissapeared last night from our new encampment.  A frantic day of worry and all my tracking skills to no avail.  We finally decided he must have been taken by a wild animal (Fred is a very homely cat, never leaving sight of his bed and food […]

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Camp Piedrahita

May 30th, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

Our house is slowly going up but far from finished.  We have now moved into the field and are in a reasonably lavish tent in the forest below.  No internet connection, so I must steal moments when I am at the house, though there seems to be little time as the non flyable times are […]

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Traditional construction methods in the Gredos mountain area of Avila.

February 8th, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

What I like most about the old mountain villages of Gredos is the way the were made from local materials which were used in simple structures with elegant solutions to common construction problems. Some of these methods unchanged since the time of the Vettons before the Roman invasion. The buildings fit in with the local […]

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Slow news day..Some kitten photos.

August 26th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Awesome sky, epic Cus around 4000m and wind over the back. Meanwhile, some kitty photos as requested by Pat. Young Zara has certainly come on since we were feeding her with a syringe in May.

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Iwo Jima. Finally a landing field

August 22nd, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

In the 17 years I have been here, we have only had an official landing field for a few brief months. Finally the town hall have sorted an excellent field just by the village, only about 100m from the house. The moment permission came through we staked our territory with windsocks.

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A welcome gift

August 11th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Thanks very much for the Dunstable boys for the book you send via Amazon.  The problem with all the flyable days we have been getting are that nobody gets to finish their books, leaving me with very little to read,

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No batteries in Camera, but Teclas caught the moment

July 31st, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Teclas turned up this morning with a little award he had made for Adam for his personal best flight to Segovia. We landed right next to the city on a rise looking over the Cathedral.

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Grim weather and take off work

May 28th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Just over a month ago much of the talk is spain was about how to get water to Catalunya because of their drought. Now they are in floods! We managed to salvage one flight yesterday, but Avila as the rest of Spain and much of Europe continues with showery weather. The work at take off […]

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Best rain in 34 years!

May 24th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

In early April the whole of Spain was worried about the reservoirs being to low to see us through the year, with water restriction starting to come into effect in many regions. Rainfall in April was about normal for this region, however, after April, things generally start to dry up quite quickly. On the northern […]

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El Tormes

May 23rd, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Rain and wind so we went to the river Tormes for some boating. The normal sections were far too high, but nobody was that interested in the really high section as it looked a bit tame so we ended up running a mid section which soon proved to be perhaps not such a good idea. […]

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