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... sat nav was adamant about us travelling down a dirt track... which didn’t actually exist; not ideal but after a few u-turns we did finally manage to find the right route to our apartment for the next night.
Our apartment was in the hamlet of Lobras, which is in the complete middle of nowhere. We checked in and in the evening went for a wander to see if we could find anywhere for a drink with no luck. We found ...
... steep drop.
After a steady climb, the path flattens out and starts to traverse across the hillside. Mostly it's on a gentle slope, but I can now see that the Genil (and presumably the Vereda) are a long way below. Without the GPS, it's difficult to be certain, but I reckon I'm somewhere near the 1800m contour, having started at around 1200m. At one point, I meet a large buck ibex, which immediately dashes down the hillside, without waiting for his photograph to ...
... when we make outdoor alters and process around the village singing. The priest blesses each alter. Everybody sings in whatever key they feel comfortable with. I hum. I donīt know the words. Sadly, this custom ( which started in the 1400's I believe) is fading. This year there were only two alters in the village. The new priest ...
... near Prado Negro, which is an extensive picnic/holiday area not far from the autovia. It's not a particularly long route, but I know from a previous visit that the last bit up to the summit is both steep and rough. The first part of the approach, however, is along a road, and then up easy angled paths and tracks. Eventually, I arrive at a small group of farms, where there are notices saying "No Pasar", but these are aimed at anyone who's got this far in ...
There are locales, I find, on a trip where traveling really begins. Where you get to sink your teeth into the country and experience new and wonderous things. Granada, and the village of Quentar especially were two such places. To be honest, I did not feel a connection with Spain until we rolled into Granada, with the Sierra Nevada mountains towering on the horizon.
Lean Boy Awesome:Ļ "Adios Malaga!"
Funny story here. No one ...
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