The River Ebro 

The Ebro is one of the great rivers of Spain, and the peninsula of Iberia is believed to have derived its name from it. It's source is near Santander in the Cantabria area of the Pyrenees, barely 50 miles (80 Km) from the Atlantic coast. Instead of flowing North into the Atlantic however, it flows South-East, meandering through the plains of Aragon, finally discharging into the Mediterranean near Tortosa, making it Spain's longest river.

The river flows past our land, with just a line of trees and a towpath in between. Here are some river scenes.

Access to town by the road bridge involves a long drive around the hairpin formed by the river. The free ferry gives easy access and brings the town to within a short walk. The house is visible at the back and to the left.
An annual boat race and festival is held in August. Neighbouring towns enter their own teams. 
The Ebro abounds with  fish, and fishermen come from all over Europe to try to catch some of the giant catfish and carp that can be found in its waters. From time to time fishing competions are held along the banks. This one was the annual Catalonia championship.
While the river is placid for most of the year, the spring melt in the Pyrenees coinciding with the times of heaviest rainfall, means the river can get quite high and for 2 or 3 weeks each year it can become a raging torrent.
The access to the ferry was completely submerged in March 2007.
The house is fairly safe, being several terraces up, but the river finally breached the road and our lower pasture was flooded for a while.
Well, at least the ducks enjoyed it!