Vera Playa has been declared free of the toxic algae that has plagued the beaches in recent days, and with no new medical cases over the weekend the Junta’s health ministry has removed bathing restrictions. However, the algae is still present in Villaricos and Palomares, so the restrictions continue in place there. 8 people were treated on Sunday for exposure to the toxic stuff.
As happens every year, sea turtles have been spotted on the beaches of Villaricos laying their eggs. The actual locations of these nests are secret and heavily guarded by local volunteers (and protected by law), so don’t ask me about them, but I was sent some photos of the recent arrival of the big girls. I understand the bloke holding one of the sea turtles is a sea volunteer checking on the health of the Continue reading Sea turtles return to Villaricos
Ecologistas en Accion suspect that there is a cover up by the Junta de Andalucia over the toxic algae that has closed beaches, and is demanding to know if the massive pharmacological company Deretil has suffered any escape of algae or toxic products from their tanks in recent weeks. They say that Dr Ignacio Flores, a marine biologist, has cast doubts on the official explanation issued by the regional Ministry of Health and said that Continue reading Is the Junta covering up an industrial accident on our toxic beaches?
The closure of beaches in Vera & Cuevas “have no time limit” according to the town halls, who issued a joint statement last night. The Andalusian Ministry of Health recommended the closure of the beaches after a dangerous microalgae which can causes rashes and respiratory difficulties was detected in the water on Tuesday. Dozens of bathers have needed medical attention after coming into contact with the algae. The algae also gets washed up onto the Continue reading Beach closures are “indefinite” warns townhalls as they issue an update
The Health Department has cordoned off several beaches in Vera and Cuevas after dozens of bathers yesterday were rushed to medical centres suffering severe allergy attacks which in some cases were causing severe respiratory difficulties. The problem is a type of marine plankton called a dinoflagellate (see wikipedia link). It seems that they are blossoming off several beaches in the area, and can cause severe allergy attacks in bathers who come into contact with them. Continue reading Local beaches closed in major health scare after dozens of bathers affected
And I haven’t heard of any of them. Summarising the press release: Dutch DJ’s Thom Jongkind & Idir Makhlaf are the headline acts at this years Dreambeach Villaricos 2015 musical festival (7/8th August). BLASTERJAXX are known for “their high voltage equipment and rapid dance rhythms” which should be fun for the village of Villaricos. Other signed acts: Luciano, Pet Duo, Dixon, Nina Kraviz, Gonçalo , Spor, Kill The Noise, Neonlight, Recondite Live, Maceo Plex & Continue reading Dreambeach Villaricos 2015 lineup announced
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.
Chris and Lenka who used to have Los Angeles in Vera have taken over Los Contreros in Villaricos. Lenka says: Chris and I have today agreed to take over the Restaurant and Bar at Los Conteros, Villaricos Almeria, it will open soon and for further information call me, Lenka on 699010705. Good luck to them both.
Came across http://www.arealspanishlife.com today and thought I’d share how Gordon, an expat waiter in Villarico, thinks about living in Spain, with you. He’s currently trying to buy a car, which makes for some fun reading. Anyway, keep up the good work Gordon and I look forwards to reading future musings from you. “It is my belief that Jesus was Spanish, and by giving him 5 loaves as a tapa, they could easily be turned into Continue reading A real Spanish life blog