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Old 12th September 2006, 12:41 PM   #10
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I have some other questions:

In the introduction you gave a sense of how remote El Valero is. I'm trying to get my bearings here. The farmhouse sits on top of a hill and you sat having lunch looking out across the valley.
On the side of a hill, and yes, we looked out over the valley to an arid mountainside.

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Is the view totally unspoilt? It is impossible where I live in the SE of England to get away from traffic noise or people.
Totally, totally unspoilt. This is real isolation. Which is what makes it so amazing that sometimes 2 to 3 total strangers a week will turn up at his farm to have a look and say hello. How do they find it?!

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Does the area where he lives have hundreds of those wind turbines?
We saw a few on the way to Lanjaron, at the beginning of the Alpujarra, but none near his place.

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When you had lunch, what language did you all speak? I take it that the chatter in the background was the lunch guests?
Yes, it was. We spoke Spanish.

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If you met his daughter does she seem more Spanish than English?
Yup, and she considers herself Spanish.

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Does Chris Stewart speak good Spanish?
Yes, with a fine Andaluz accent.

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Did you go to Orgiva? Is it worth a trip?
Didn't stop, but I would say you go there for the surrounding landscape rather than the town.

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Do you think he gets a bit sick of being asked about Genesis?
Not sure, didn't ask him
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