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Fire 2009

The good news is that the canaries appear to be improving from the viral infection and no new cases. After the dentist yesterday we went shopping and bought a case of six bottles of red wine for €6 which is about £5. The wine is a young Jumilla, the grapes are Monastrell, grown on the dry ground of the neighbouring region of Murcia, perfect wine for making tinto de verano. A year ago today, temperatures here reached 42˚C and fire raged around the hills of Mojacar, generally the vegetation has grown to hide the ravaged land, but it is difficult to ignore the charcoal burnt corpses of the trees seen from the road between Turre and Mojacar pueblo .