Balcon de Competa Hotel
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Tomorrow we sail on the Queen Mary 2 for a 32 day cruise from Malaga to Singapore. During our trip we will add daily updates in an effort to share some of our adventure with you.
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... good companions to share stories and experiences. We enjoyed this very much.
We were asked to leave the site by the beach on the second night by the police. A pesky and by all accounts lousy restaurant owner complains. It was ok, as we moved to the official aire down the road.
Gayle and I enjoyed a nice bike ride along the cycle way along the beach.
It's just over three months since there was a serious wild fire near Competa, which is 6 or 7 miles from Frigiliana as the crow flies. It was a baking hot Sunday afternoon and suddenly we saw a huge plume of smoke to the north west, and then lots of helicopters buzzing round. Within minutes there were flames on the hillside too. After a couple of hours, it was apparent that the firefighters were getting on top, but the fire wasn't out ...
We made up our packed lunch and decided to head off into the mountains for the day.
After heading inland we headed off for Competa stopping at a lovely lake for lunch. It was warm and sunny and we had great views. Competa was a lovely white village, built on steep hills. it had a lovely square and the streets were great to wander around. It did get a bit colder as the sun went away, but we still had a great day out.
... think this must translate as the Inn in the Pastures). There's a bit more of this one left standing and it's got a well-preserved threshing circle, which serves as another fine viewpoint. It's a good place for a snack break, although the wind has been freshening and is strong enough to blow my gloves away when I take them off to take photographs.
From this Venta, another half hour of gentle uphill walking brings me to Puerto Blanquillo (1210m), with another ...