The reservoir and itโ€™s hidden Old Bridge ~ Wednesday Walk ~ Charco Redondo Reservoir/ Embalse del Charco Redondo - Southern Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Hi all ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

Today I want to share some of my adventures of wandering around off the beaten paths in southern Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ To be precise: โ€The reservoir and itโ€™s hidden Old Bridge ~ Charco Redondo Reservoir/ Embalse del Charco Redondo.โ€ Just above Los Barrios. Driving from Algeciras to Jerez de la Frontera you pass it by.

With this post Iโ€™m joining in at the Wednesday Walk challenge and Make me Smile challenge. That are hosted by @tattoodjay and @elizacheng every week on Wednesday.

โ€ผ๏ธHave a look: Here in the Wednesday Walk Community if you want to join in! or at @tattoodjay โ€™s Post: โ€œWednesday Walk art in progressโ€œ
It will tell you also the rules of joining in, at the end of his post about this #wednesdaywalk ๐Ÿ˜ Do join us, itโ€™s fun ๐Ÿคฉ

Todayโ€™s selection will be of 26 photographs, where I take you along on a walk next to the lake/ embalsa.
I visited this area on Friday 18 November 2022 ๐Ÿ˜Š
The Photographs in this post are taken with my iPhone ๐Ÿ“ฑ

I will follow the time stamps on my photographs. So it looks like you are walking along with me on this #Walk ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป discovering everything and see the little #details through my eyes. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Let me show you first its location on Google maps, see the yellow star โญ๏ธ :

Letโ€™s start our WALK:
Are you coming along? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

I went off the main road and hit a small backroad. That would take me on the left side of the main road, where I go under a bridge and park the car.

Letโ€™s start walking ๐Ÿ˜Ž
We see this road ahead of us.

We keep walking further and see some buildings on the right. They are guarded by a cute little dog ๐Ÿ˜‰

We walk further until we have an area where we can see the reservoir really well. It is steep down so we stay on the road.
We look over the water and the dried out bits and see this bridge:

The water is low enough to show us an old (normally hidden) Bridge. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜Ž

Zooming in a bit.

We just see the top part of the arches.

Left side of it.

Right side of it. You see also the old road uncovered by the water.

Whole view.

This bridge was fully uncovered 2 years ago. And #submerged after again. But now after the summer it is showing again. The #water levels are not enough.
This water reservoir is for farm water and the villages. As you can see not enough left.
#Drought is more a common thing the last years than ever before. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Zooming out again for you to see the whole area of this #reservoir.

Even though itโ€™s sad because of the water levels, it is still so beautiful to see the old bridge/ La #antigua #puente. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿคฉ The surroundings of this setting.

As we walk further, I notice some died plants on the side of the roadโ€ฆ I love details as you may know already ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค“ so I had to capture them. ๐Ÿ“ธ

Side view of the texturesโ€ฆ the intricate details ๐Ÿ˜Ž

And we walk furtherโ€ฆ
Suddenly I spot something. As Iโ€™m not sure what it is. I take a closer look:

The top of it.

The bottom side of it.

It is definitely some kind of cocoon ๐Ÿค“ about 3 cm long.

Very interesting to seeโ€ฆ one last capture from afar. ๐Ÿ˜‰

At the far end of this road we decide to walk back to the car. As we know the sun will set soon. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

We see some more dried flowers along the road.

I capture them too, as you know #alwaysaflower is needed ๐Ÿฅฐ even some weeds are pretty.

We see the reservoir again through the treesโ€ฆ

Some leaves are bright green, such a stark contrast with all the brown around us. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Closer to the carโ€ฆ we see the sun still just reaches the treesโ€ฆ

And shines through them for us. ๐Ÿ˜Š

A little further we reach the car, and say bye bye for nowโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Talk soon โ˜บ๏ธ

And thatโ€™s all for todayโ€™s post my friends, join me next time for more #adventures, #stories and #photographs ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Even some #artworks once in a while will come by ๐ŸŽจ
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Have a great Wednesday all ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Grtz Jackie

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That area is sooo beautiful. I love viewing open fields and large areas of land. I love how you showed us the photos in order so we could truly travel the same path with you.

Yes, there is definitely some type of creature that occupied that cocoon :D

Really great photos and it was a treat to see that revealed bridge. Thanks so much for sharing your walk with us ~

Thank you so much @crosheille ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š I love those areas too. And than to discover that bridge was such a treat.
Others commented that the cocoon is actually a praying mantis egg shell.
So mystery resolved ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜Ž
Thank you so much for joining me on this walk ๐Ÿ˜Š I am happy I could share it with you.
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Youโ€™re very welcome. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh cool, now thereโ€™s no mystery. Thanks for sharing the reveal. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Thanks a lot @crosheille ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š

You are welcome, itโ€™s good to share knowledge ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค“ enjoy your day further!

I really love places like this! This bridge is adorable.

Thank you so much @tatdt ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š me too!
Have a wonderful Thursday โ˜€๏ธ

A lovely Wednesday Walk Jackie! I'm glad I stopped by to walk with you a bit. By the way, the tan-colored structure that looks like a cocoon is a praying mantis egg case. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’šโœจ๐Ÿค™

Thank you so much @tydynrain ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š for joining me on this walk.
I was wondering that it could have been a praying mantis egg. As I had some in the garden when I lived up the mountain. But never seen the egg case of them.
Thanks for letting me know. ๐Ÿค“ have a great Wednesday ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

It was my pleasure @littlebee4! Yep, it's probably of the native European species. The eggs overwinter in that cozy little egg case, then then baby mantises hatch out in spring. Have a lovely evening! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’šโœจ๐Ÿค™

Aawww how cute, I like watching and observing praying mantises ๐Ÿ˜Š such a wonderful creatures. Their little heads do follow youโ€ฆ when you work in the garden. As I would observe them they do me. ๐Ÿฅฐ
Thanks it was, have a great day further @tydynrain ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ

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I've always loved praying mantises too! I've always appreciated their ability to turn their heads and follow my movements. Thank you @littlebee4! It's been a beautiful and mellow day so far! Have a lovely night! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’šโœจ๐Ÿค™

Thatโ€™s cool you do too. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰
And wonderful to hearโ€ฆ continueโ€ฆ and make it count.
Thank you so much ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป You too for later. Have a lovely night! ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’šโœจ๐Ÿค™

Such a beautiful area and a fantastic walk, seems all around the world, there is problems with water levels in reserviors being lower than they used to be

Thanks for joining the Wednesday walk :)

It is indeed a great area to walk, mainly trails around there. It is really in the middle of nowhere when you go a bit higher up. So it is nice.

Yes the water shortage is a few years now and it gets worse and worse. All over the world people feel, notice it.
Happy to be here and join in.
Have a wonderful evening @tattoodjay ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š
Thank you!

Oh what an interesting cocoon, @littlebee4! I've only seen a silkworm cocoon, it's not like that at all!!! And nature is just lovely!

Thanks a lot @valentinaboroday ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š nature is so precious ๐Ÿฅฐ
I did find out in the comments it is an egg shell from the praying mantis ๐Ÿค“
Have a wonderful day today โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒบ

This is a beautiful bridge surrounded by beautiful scenery. Looking at your photos, it's almost as if I can "hear" the absolute silence in the area...

Is there another bridge in the area as well? Or how do people cross to the other side when this bridge is below the water level?

This is a typical @littlebee4 post...the detail is awesome๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™. I love the cocoon๐Ÿ‘!

The last of the sunlight on those trees are also beautiful!

Thank you for sharing your walk with us and enjoy the rest of your evening!

Aawww it was so silence thereโ€ฆ nobody around. Just nature, hubby and me.

Yes, there is a large road and bridge. A bit further around the corner to the left when you look at the old bridge. Not visible from the place I stood. We did walk about half an hour from it. So it is an large are. That new bridge does go over the reservoir but where it is standing no water is left. Just towards the right of the old bridge.

Thanks so much, I so love details and nature ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜Ž
The cocoon is apparently an praying mantis egg shell.

Happy to share my walk and what I saw. Thank you @jacoalberts for joining me ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š
Have a lovely evening and enjoy your Friday!

That's awesome!

Thanks for the information about the large road and bridge.

So, the cocoon was a praying mantis egg shell... now that's interesting! I've never seen one of those before. When I find them in the garden (or even in the house sometimes), I love letting them get on my hand. But I've never seen an egg shell such as this... Very interesting!

Enjoy your weekend, @littlebee4๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘!

You are welcome @jacoalberts ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š

Apparently the egg shell contains more eggs, and they crawl out in spring.
This was my first too.
I had a large praying mantis in my garden up in the mountains some years ago. After a while it came also on my hand when I was outside. So coolโ€ฆ like a little pet ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜Ž

Thanks a lot @jacoalberts you too ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ Enjoy the weekend!

That's very interesting!

Yes! It is almost like a pet when they come onto your hand, isn't it? That's a very good way of describing it.

Speak to you soon, @littlebee4๐Ÿ™!

Yes, they do recognise you. Especially when they live in your garden. They come to you too, when you are patient. Such a cute and interesting creatures. Their little heads looking so alien like.

Talk soon @jacoalberts ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š

Hi, @littlebee4! Nature is awesome. We just need to stop sometimes and take the time to pay attention. Patience, as you say. Patience is key!

Yes! Their little heads do look alien like...that is so true๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘!

Nature is indeed awesome @jacoalberts ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž and patience is the keyโ€ฆ

Itโ€™s so cute ๐Ÿ‘ฝ hehehe ๐Ÿคญ
Enjoy your day ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ

That was a great walk. That bridge looks good and you really love to see around as you were able to see that little thing alongside.

Thank you so much @jenthoughts ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป I enjoyed the walk really a lot. Thank you for joining me.
Have a great day โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒบ

Wow, the landscape once again looks like something out of a hollywood movie.
Did you go over the bridge or is it unstable?
The clouds look like cotton balls, wonderful. Like from IDK, Lord of the rings a bit or a fantasy movie.
What great close-ups of the plants, Gurl, superduper post. Magical locality.
Thanks for taking us with you on that wednesdaywalk.

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Thank you soooo much @akida ๐Ÿ˜Š for joining me on this walk.
The side I was on was to steep to go down to the bridge. If I passes by next time and have time, I maybe check out the other side if I can get there.
It was crumbling thoughโ€ฆ but who knows. Maybe one can get closer by. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜Ž
The lights was great, enough clouds to make the sky interesting and some darker ones further ahead.
I like exploring places nobody goes to hehehe ๐Ÿคญ
Thank you kindly! Love detailsโ€ฆ
Happy you came along and that I could share it today.
Enjoy your evening ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— hugggsssss
!LADY ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฅฐ

I love to go with you the wednesday walks :)
Aaaaaw me too, going on places nobody goes is cool. But I have mostly less time to do that.
I love details too, this is why I love the close-ups much much much.

But now relax and lay back.
Make tranquilo.
Read you later.
Beijinhos

Thank you kindly dear @akida ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—
Yep, we have some similarities there ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค“

Willlll doooooo
Bye bye for now ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป
๐Ÿ˜˜
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Hello there gorgeous @littlebee4 How I have missed your stories and photos!

And I loved this walk as much as the others, but I want to know if you plan on crossing the old bridge to see what's on the other side- while you can.

Hello dear @chocolatescorpi ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Aawwww and I missed yours too.

I know what thereโ€ฆ just forest and fields ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜‰ and a big road I came over. So not needed.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend โ˜€๏ธ And all is well with you and ๐Ÿฆœ
Big hugs ๐Ÿค—

Hey there gorgeous, I need to head over to you blog to catch up on all of the things that you guys have been up to in your adventurous and exciting life!

It's a good thing that I am at work all weekend as I'm totally broke from my holiday, and I'm able to take Indy in with me so she doesn't screech all day out of loneliness and now she's getting used to other humans too, which is what I want her to be (not that my boss knows I take her to work with me on the weekends...lol..

I hope that you guys are having a wonderful weekend too and look forward to hearing all about your adventures!

Hello @chocolatescorpi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š and we did have some new adventures hehehe and travels to the US and I bought a new camera, as my old DSLR died in 2019. Finally I could replace it.

More adventures await us soon. And we surely have an exciting life ๐Ÿคญ
Guess whatโ€ฆ we are moving out of Spain next month ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค“ so Iโ€™m packing up again after only just moved into here.
Movers booked for the 16th of December and our Flights are booked for the 19th of Decemberโ€ฆ โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ
Canโ€™t wait to tell you all about it. Soon I will. ๐Ÿค“ country 6 for me. And not the big move we were planning for a year. That one changed 180 degreesโ€ฆ

Aawww thatโ€™s so wonderful to hear you will take her with you to work (even though your boss doesnโ€™t know) that way she does get used to others and it will be easier for you to take her along on travels. ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฅฐ
So cute, I can imagine it.
I do hope you have some you timeโ€ฆ and not only work the coming months ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you so much.

The unidentified thing looks very much like a praying mantis' egg case. There is a photo of one in here: https://www.susansinthegarden.com/2017/04/praying-mantis-egg-cases/

Thank you so much @kansuze ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž it does look indeed like that.
I love seeing praying mantises. Fascinating creatures.
Have a wonderful week further ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ

Wow - how cool is that bridge - quite amazing !!!!
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Thank you so much @hoosie ๐Ÿ˜Š it was so cool to seeโ€ฆ
Very fascinating.

Have a great Thursday ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป
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wow, nice Wednesday walk with nature, thank you for sharing.

Thank you kindly @intoy.bugoy ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š happy to share my walks and the things I see.
Especially when itโ€™s nature ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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