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This is the Spanish website for Peter and Maureen Scargill. When in Spain we live in Galera in Andalusia (for clarify that is the English spelling - Mid-Spain they spell it Andalucia and pronounce it "And-a-loo-thee-a").

We've had a home in Spain for something like 9 years or more and now we're spending a lot more time here.

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The Stars at Night – Spanish Version

Edge of the GalaxyIn this photo I’ve done my best to get rid of camera noise. What you’re looking at here is a photo taken at midnight up in the mountains – no that’s not cloud – going up what you’re looking at is the edge of our galaxy on a crystal-clear night.

If I could have taken a panorama you’d have seen a glowing “cloud” cutting right across the sky – sadly even my modern digital camera still can’t beat the naked eye (give it time).

The images were taken with a 60 second exposure in the darkest spot I could find on a moonless night (and it was DARK). I’ve seen the “cloud” back home but never so clearly and never managed to Flowers outside of Galeraget it on a picture before. After you’re eyes get used to it, it’s quite possible here to see a sky packed full of stars – utterly fascinating.

On the other hand – mid-afternoon – sunflowers just outside of the village  – really the photo does not do them justice.

On a long and windy road we took just for the sake of it… and on the way back… we spotted some wine in the making – red wine unfortunately (I used to drink tons of the stuff but Maureen and I went off the idea at about the same time. Later on we did Grapes outside of Galeravisit the Necropolis just outside of town – but it doesn’t open until late at night and involves lots of walking so we’re going to have another go tomorrow, once I get a little emailing and survey processing done first thing for the Fed.

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