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.



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.



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 thereafter.


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 camp.



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 ...

In Empuriabrava a triathlon became a "duathlon" on Sunday

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The announced triathlon in Empuriabrava on Sunday was not a good star and especially suffered from the swimming competition - which had to be canceled due to high waves and jellyfish masses (!!!). Instead, they let the numerous participants run a few more kilometers, then cycling and then running again.

All athletes were apparently in agreement with this solution, although the times and results were not officially evaluated. In the end, all participants were exhausted, but proud of the finish and winner of the two competitions - sprint and Olympic distance - received their deserved medals and trophies.



+34 972 45 28 76
This website uses proprietary and third-party cookies to improve the browsing experience as well as for analysis. By continuing browsing, we understand that you agree the use of cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file stored on the user's computer that allows us to recognize it. The set of cookies help us improve the quality of our website, allowing us to monitor which pages are useful to the website users or and which are not.

Cookies are essential for the operation of the Internet, providing innumerable advantages in the provision of interactive services, providing us with the navigation and usability of our website. Please note that cookies can not harm your computer and, if enabled, they help us identify and resolve errors.

What kind of cookies are used in this site?

Propietary cookies: those that are sent to the user's computer from a computer or domain managed by the publisher and from which provides the service requested by the user.

Third party cookies:those that are sent to the user's computer from a computer or domain not managed by the publisher but by another entity that analyzes the data collected. .

Persisting cookies: a type of cookie in which data are still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed by the cookie's responsible.

Analytics cookies: using web analytics to get information on the number of users accessing the site, number of pages viewed, and repetition frequency of visits, the duration, the browser used, operator who provides the service, the language used by the terminal or the city to which is assigned the IP address. Information that allows a better and more appropriate service by this website.

Accept the use of cookies.

We assume that you accept cookies. However, you can restrict, block or erase cookies from this site or any page from the browser settings.

Next you can find the main browsers help pages: