Sea’s full of them at the moment it seems. A 2 metre long shark was caught recently some 8 nautical miles off Villaricos, and then four days ago a baby shark was dragged in by some fishermen. And then this summer we had the famous oar fish, which caused no end of fuss. Biologists say that these sharks don’t normally attack humans, as they only go after small fish, and that bathers shouldn’t be worried.
Thought it was worthwhile reproducing this map which clearly shows the location of the new artificial reef created by the Gibs. This particular map was drawn up by ElMundo.es, one of the more right wing newspapers, but even they admit that the Junta de Andalucia official maps (the ones sent to the EU) agree that the area where the blocks were dumped are “off limits” to all fishermen. What seems to have happened is that Continue reading Gib’s “artifical reef” is in waters offlimits to fishing, according to the Junta’s maps
Here’s the festival programme for the 2013 Virgen del Carmen festival in Garrucha. That’s the big festival asking the patron saint to give her protection to the fishermen for another year. The main procession from the church to the port is on Sunday. Sadly, they don’t take you out to sea any more after that drunk fell overboard and drowned. Still a fun day out, tho’. PATRONA DE GARRUCHA Y DE LAS GENTES DE LA Continue reading Garrucha Virgen del Carmen 2013 festival programme