Beyond the wild-flowers is the gravel bed of the Rio Solano. We do a river walk here, which usually involves a bit of hopping and skipping over a small stream that often disappears altogether. Not this time. Andalusia has had unusual amounts of rain, falling most days from the end of December until a few weeks ago. On the plus side reservoirs depleted by years of semi drought are now full and the water table is back to normal. However many crops have been ruined and there have been landslides and roads washed away. It gave an extra frisson to the river walk too as it became a wading game.