From Nocito 13 more kilometers of rather good gravel road lay ahead. Walk from the church down to the river (Río Alcanadre) and against the stream. Stay on the right bank.
All pictures: 05.VI.2000
A dam is built at a narrow of the river located at about 450m from the mill (the black dash and pict. 1). The resulting lake holds a massive volume of water. There is secondary smaller dam about halfway to the mill. A spacious canal brings the water to a second reservoir (embalse) close to the mill (2).
The construction of Bara's mill is very simple. There is one rather big room with the mill stones and a smaller annex, probably used to stall the mules. No living quarters for the miller. We have seen a similar mill in Abellada but also in f.e. Letosa, Torrolluala del Obico or Aso de Sobremonte. The wide open cárcavo is a characteristic feature of the region.
This configuration makes the reservoir function as an embalse (container) and also as a cubo (a device to build pressure by the water column, see also the mill of Morana).
The workplace isn't very spacious and has a single window looking out over the river. There are two (6, 7) doors located opposite to each other in the short walls.
The remaining unit (6) is almost complete with a runner stone, a tolva (funnel), a guardapolvo (dust cover) and at the outlet a nice farinal (box receiving the fresh flour, 7) with a cruz (detail at top of page) which was the support for the sacs to be filled.
The cárcavo is very wide open and still in good solid shape. There is only one wheel present (metallic, 9). The backwall shows the first signs of erosion and exposes the connection between the cubo and the cárcavo. The botana (inlet-pipe cum nozzle) is made from wood (9, 10).