Monday, 15 January 2007

Roman the area


Exploring the local area has provided a pleasant break from working on a number of projects (they are the "I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you" type of thing), and the walks count as the daily bout of exercise.

Most interesting was the Denia area, wandering along the rocky shore we found some deep cuttings running inland. Turns out they were dug (Roman times or thereabouts) so as to flood a low lying area just inland to create salt-pans. The salt was used to cure fish which was exported round the empire - 2000 years on they channels are still in remarkable condition. The stone was also quarried for building, judging by their extent, they were busy guys!

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