The Elqui Valley is a watershed, located in the Coquimbo region in Chile. The main river of this basin is the Elqui, born of the confluence of Clear and Turbio, from both of the Andes, and flows into the Pacific Ocean, a few kilometers north of the city of La Serena. In this Valley is located one of the many dams that have the region, Puclaro reservoir , located at 432 masl in an area known as Angostura Puclaro. It has a capacity of 200 million m³ of water. The valley benefits from its water resources and long periods of sunshine throughout the year, both excellent for the production of fruits, vegetables and, especially the cultivation of grapes for export and local production of pisco.
Valle de Elqui
The skies are one of the clearest in the southern hemisphere, which is why international organizations have established astronomical observatories on the tops of the hills Pachón and Tololo. [click to continue…]
Folkestone is a town and the administrative headquarters of the district of Shepway in the county of Kent in the United Kingdom and is situated on the English Channel. The city has about 43,000 inhabitants. Some suburbs and neighborhoods are Capel-Le-distance, Cheriton, Hythe and Hawkinge. Folkestone is located in the region south-east England on the north coast of the English Channel, the Strait as the Atlantic Ocean in the west with one of its marginal seas, the North Sea, the east connects. It is located about 11 kilometers southwest of Dover.
Folkestone is located east of the UK portal of the Euro Tunnel. Major transportation facilities allow the exit of cars and trucks on the shuttle trains and shunting of the latter. In Folkestone begins M20 motorway to London. By the South Eastern Folkestone is connected to the railway. Originally there were four stations: Folkestone West, Folkestone Central, Folkestone Junction and Folkestone Harbour. Folkestone Junction was closed in 1965, Folkestone Harbour in scheduled traffic 2001/2002, but it will still be used for tourism purposes. [click to continue…]