On This Day – Guardamar del Segura and a Deadly Storm

While the current travel restrictions are in place I have no new stories to post so what I thought that I would do is to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

On 25th April 2017 I was in Spain and took a walk to Guardamar del Segura.

The Casas de Babilonia are a string of fishermen’s houses built in the 1930’s perilously close to the beach and to the sea and over the years the advancing Mediterranean has nibbled away at the fragile infrastructure and undermined the inadequate foundations.

A massive Winter storm in early 2017 did a lot of damage…

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18 responses to “On This Day – Guardamar del Segura and a Deadly Storm

  1. This is a great idea!

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  2. I wonder what’s left of this area now? Sadly, not too much I guess.

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  3. very nice area ends limits of Valencia south and 11 beaches, the new construction codes wont allow homes like that anymore. cheers

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  4. Love that third shot, Andrew! And the one with the sea splashing up to the doors 🙂 🙂

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    • I have been going to Guardamar for a few years. When I first visited the sea was at least fifty yards from the houses and there was a delightful sandy beach. Something happened to change this during that storm and the sea remains at the front doors.

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  5. Terribly sad to see the damage. I suppose there are people who say they should never have built there. But then neither should we have pumped so much rubbish into the atmosphere.

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    • When I first went there several years ago the houses were 50 metres of so from the sea, I don’t suppose it occurred to the fishermen that built them that one day they would be so dangerously close.

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  6. With rising sea levels, I expect we will see much more of this, Andrew. –Curt

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