Boardwalk for Vera’s Lagoon

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Boardwalk for Vera's Lagoon
LAGOON WALKWAY: Pedestrians use it to avoid the road Photo credit: Vera town hall

FOUR HUNDRED metres of wooden walkways connect both sides of Vera’s Lagoon at the mouth of the River Antas.

The Lagoon is officially protected as a Site of Community Importance owing to its plants and wildlife which includes numerous birds living there year-round although it also provides a resting place for migratory species on their journeys between Africa and Europe.

Thanks to the wooden boardwalk, the public can cross the zone while the avoiding traffic on the road that links the Puerto Rey and Las Marinas.

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The slatted sections of wood that were installed by the town hall last year are still in good condition but the path was recently overhauled, ready for the summer season, municipal sources explained.

Wood has had to be used for the walkways as the Coastal Authority, Costas requires them to be removable owing to their closeness to the maritime strip, they added.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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