Mills in Alto Aragón – harinero
is difficult to find
on most recent maps. From L'Ainsa
drive north until you find the Dolmen de Tella
signposted. Take the narrow winding road and drop the car just below
where a dirt road for Estaronillo
Walk the road down. Where the road finally reaches the river bed is Miraval:
two small and one bigger construction. Find your way along the river. There
is a bridge (with a shortcut for the way back).
The mill is on the Río Yaga.
All pictures: March 2001
The signs are unequivocal: we have a
mill which became a second residence at hand. It is enough to study the
pik-nik tables to have an overview of several types
of mill stones.
I am not sure about the original layout
of the site. We found an blinded outlet with
some kind of waste treatement thing built in. If that was the cárcavo
then nothing is left over of the old mill.
But perhaps the smart new construction replaces the original mill? And then the
cárcavo could be the end of a long drain.
I hope we will find the answers some day.