Aguilas – An Ode to the Eagles of Spain

It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since we first arrived in our small town of Aguilas, Spain. I can remember opening the door to our apartment, eating our first meal underneath our roof and having that first sleep in our cosy beds as if it were yesterday. Reflecting on this, I realise that we have been present for an entire cycle of the seasons and how the elements themselves have seen us grow and change, leaving an indelible imprint on my mind and heart. This time has reminded me of what I learnt from the Aboriginal people of Australia who have a deep and lasting connection with our planet through the ever-changing ways in which the environment around them spirals and bends.

For us, we have seen all the flowers bloom, blossoming and then withering in the Spanish summer’s raging sun. We have hiked the hills and overturned the rocks, swathed in the autumn shades of the rare desert trees. We have even swum in the cold salty waters of the Mediterranean Sea in winter, diving deep underneath the waves, commanded by the warm breeze. We have celebrated, dancing along with the bright lights and emerald allure of Carnival. We have made new friends, young and old, and we have formed a deep connection with this hidden valley in the South of Spain, this gem of the Mediterranean coast.

Our apartment here has been a European base, a place of respite, a place to store the very few things we keep in this world, like some of my hardback books. However, it has also been the launching pad for our continuing journeys, a place for nurturing our growth and learning, a place where so many plans have been laid, watered and tendered with our love and devotion. But most importantly it has been a place to return to, a place to sink down into the couch with ice-cream and date syrup and watch Friends…, a place to call home

Now as we turn to leave Aguilas for another indefinite amount of time, setting out on another expedition of adventures, I would like to pay a small tribute to our home here. I would like to share with you a set of photos that for me capture the essence of what is Aguilas. A kind of photo essay, snapped in this screen for you to see. Let me know what you think!


Bright Sunny Days


Aguilas from its Castle

View of The two Islands_Aguilas

Behold the Eagles


Eagle Rock

Eagle Stone

Seagull of Aguilas

Oh no, wait! That’s a seagull!

Pigeons Galore


Aguilas 3

Aguilas Pigeon Incoming


Hidden Gems and Jewels… Gemewls!


Aguilas Pavilion on Beach

Colourful Corner of Los Collados

Aguilas Flowerpots

Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds.

Fruity Garage

From the Market

Vitamin SEA


DTT Looking out over the sea

Old Railway Dock Aguilas

HD Isla de Fraile

Ruins of Isla de Fraile

Ancient Roman Ruins…

Seabirds on a sea islands

AKA Seabird Island

A light from within


Aguilas 8

People are like stain glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within… -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life among the Rocks


Blocks in the Rocks

Los Collados

Nitty Gritty City


Aguilas Streets 2

Aguilas Streets 1

Aguilas Rooftops

From the rooftops.

Bright Lights & City Sights


Aguilas2015 Carnival


Aguilas Tunnel

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel…

Aguilas Sails

Aguilas Granite Rocks by Beach

Don’t take life for granite.

Aguilas Castle B&W

Aguilas Rocky Mountains

Tiled Stairway

Tiled seat and stairs

Aguilas Beach

Follow the yellow wood road.

Aguilas Sunset

Leaving on a jetplane, don’t know when I’ll be back again… Until next time Aguilas.

One Thought to Aguilas – An Ode to the Eagles of Spain

  1. nagymama says:

    Draga Rekicam! Igazan megkonnyeztem amikor Aguilas-rol olvastam az irasod. Igen, moet egy darab ismet lezarult csak egy darabig de en ennek minden mellett nagyon orulok mert tudom, hogy kozelebb hoz minket ismet a talalkozashoz. Nagyon varom, hogy ujra egyutt legyunk ” ITTHON ” amit agyogy irtad “HOME “- nak nevezunk.

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