Soon tourist train to the fortress?

FIGUERES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The plan sounds good, but does it come true? The responsible tourism department leaders in Figueres Town Hall have come up with the idea of setting up a tourist train (as he has been doing for years in Roses), taking guests from the Casa de l'Empordà, the former slaughterhouse, to the Toy Museum and the Dalí Museum drive to the fortress of Sant Ferran at the northern exit of the city and bring it back again. The route would be almost straight ahead, as the former slaughterhouse is located at the extreme lower end of the Rambla and from there it goes straight up.

Talks with the various museums are under way. Uncertain outcome.

https://www.arena-info.com/arena/newsdetails/datum/2019/10/24/bald-touristenbahn-zur-festung/

 

Reservoir Boadella-Darnius runs less water than last year

DARNIUS / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Despite the heavy rainfall this week, the Boadella-Darnius Reservoir, which is the water reservoir for the local area, has about 10 points less water than at the same time last year.

The lake was filled at the end of October 2018 to 51.61%, so this year it is only 42.54%.

The reservoir would be filled up to 61.10 Hm3, but at the moment it is only 25.00 Hm3. In the last 10 years, reserves have always been between 28.79 Hm3 and 29.13 Hm3, and the current low level also has to do with the fact that exceptionally high water was drained this fall to keep the withered areas of the Alt Empordà wet ,

There is still no reason for panic, because it can still rain all winter, but if not, you have to come up with something.

https://www.arena-info.com/arena/newsdetails/datum/2019/10/27/stausee-boadella-darnius-fuehrt-weniger-wasser-als-im-letzten-jahr/

 

On three weekends "Action" in Roses with the "Festivalet de Roses"

ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Over the next three weekends, Roses will offer residents and visitors alike a range of events to actively participate in or simply watch or listen to.

The beginning will be made this Saturday with a "Speed Painting Competition", where everyone can participate after registration. Registrations are accepted on Saturday from 15.00 clock in the "Ca l'Anita" (at the La Sirena Square). Paintings take place at the Posta de Sol, a specially prepared stretch of beach.

Next weekend, which will be a bridge day from the 1st of November, there will be readings, concerts, walks, sightseeing and more, and on the 9th and 10th of November small scale concerts will be offered on the beach. The complete program for the next two weeks can be found next week on ARENA-Online. There are some very interesting events here.

https://www.arena-info.com/arena/newsdetails/datum/2019/10/25/an-drei-wochenenden-action-in-roses-mit-dem-festivalet-de-roses/

 

Weekend Golf Tournament on Pitch & Putt Empuriabrava - Castelló

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: What most probably do not even know is a) that in Empuriabrava / Castelló there is a 70,000 square meter golf course (pitch & putt), b) where you can learn to play golf there and c) there are regular tournaments even be ranked.On the 26th and 27th of October it will happen again and you will play in the square, which is located at the entrance of the commercial area in Castelló (on the road to Sant Pere) on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the tournament. The official rules apply and an individual tournament is played (the experts know what it means).Unfortunately, we lack further information such as start time, duration, etc., but interested parties can inquire after the phone number 972 15 62 10 ...

On the night of Sunday, the clocks are reset

CATALONIA / SPAIN: Saturday night or Saturday morning (27.10.), Depending on the way of viewing and the party, the clocks will be changed again. At 3:00 o'clock it goes back to 2:00 o'clock and the consequence is, that one "wins" one hour of sleep and it is already a little lighter when getting up. The disadvantage is that it gets dark early in the afternoon and then depressive moods arise - an hour more sun or at least brightness is simply nicer. Another drawback is that some people get some kind of "sun jetlag", that is, the time change affects sleep (as the author of these lines) and you have days - albeit minor - problems with the "new" time. But again it is good that the winter time lasts only five months and from the end of March then the beautiful life starts to feel more brightness. Another one for those who just can not remember the rules of winter or summer time. Many years ago, ARENA explained this to Andi, the operator of the bar "El Rastro" in Empuriabrava: In the spring the landlord puts his tables, benches and chairs outside the shop and in autumn the whole procedure and the faded furniture come back to the ...

Crisis prevention list for Germans at the consulate in Barcelona

Crisis prevention list for Germans at the consulate in Barcelona BARCELONA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: All Germans living abroad may register with the responsible German mission abroad in a list of Germans pursuant to § 6 (3) of the German Consular Code. The password-protected online procedure has made this registration even easier. The entry in the German list is a voluntary measure. The Federal Foreign Office advises to make use of this possibility, so that the local diplomatic missions can - if necessary - quickly get in touch with the Germans in their district in crisis and other exceptional circumstances. In addition, there is the possibility of using the e-mail addresses to be stored in the list, e.g. to refer to upcoming federal elections and elections to the European Parliament or to provide other consular information. The possibility of online registration replaces the previously manually maintained German lists of German diplomatic representations. We therefore ask you to register electronically via the Internet, even if you have already been entered in the so-called list of Germans. In the future, you will automatically be asked at regular intervals to confirm or update your information. In order to ensure completeness and timeliness of registrations. Please ...

Suquet de Peix in Roses

ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: As every year, a number of shops offer a fish stew, the "Suquet de Peix", in October. This year, 16 restaurants take part and offer local delicacies. The basis of every recipe is - of course - fish and potatoes. Originally this was a pure food of the fishermen and they cooked the fish stew on a regular basis either on the ship or in one of the bays. Over time, "Suquet de Peix" has become a Mediterranean specialty and is now available in various preparations around the Mediterranean. The original, however, comes from the local fishermen and the restaurants that offer the stew keep to a large extent to the original recipe. The participating restaurants are: Bitákora, Ca la Valeria, Caltre, El Mirador del Almadrava, Falconera, Flor de Lis, l'Àncora, La Cala, Norat Dia, Pika Pika Beach, Punto 21, Roc Fort, Rome, Santa Llúcia, El Trull and Tramonti Platja. The offer of the fish stew is one of the initiatives of the town hall in Roses, to fill the place even outside the season with guests. The Suquet week is truly a great opportunity, because a dish - and that's our very own subjective opinion - is definitely worth a visit to a restaurant and if you like fish you should not miss this opportunity. The action will continue until the ...

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