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An 'almadia' goes down the Gallego river

An 'almadia' goes down the Gallego river

An 'almadia' (trunk's made raft) goes down the Gallego river near Murillo de Gallego, northern Spain, May 2, 2004. Almadias were used until early 50's to transport trunks from the forests to coastal towns where the sawmills were located, in the case of the 'almadias' of Murillo de Gallego they had to navigate between five and fifteen days to arrive to Tortosa, a town in the Mediterranean coast, where they had the wood sell for around 20.000 pesetas of that time.