Spring sap urged a final swell to the Mallorcan olive root burrowing in a rock crack. Wood won and three tons of limestone crashed into the Torrent de Pareis.
We were not there, just scrambled over the evidence.
Then came water carrying a whole tree downward until it broke its trunk, smashing into boulders and stopping. Rock won. The torrent scoured it clean of bark.
We climbed over the trunk, afraid. The flood had gone but, trapped, we swam through the deep pools to escape. The cold scissored our breath.