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Travel Blogs from Rute
... air feels much cooler. After our walk we find our way back to the main plaza where we choose one of the restaurants for dinner. We find the teens still eating dinner. They play ball in the plaza and have some ice cream before heading back up to the house for the night. The adults enjoy dinner including Gazpacho soup, salads, fish and octopus. Ice cream for our walk up the hill back to Casa Verde is the perfect ending to this lovely night in Alhama de Granada.
To say that this is Andalusia in late June, it's an unusually cool and (partly) cloudy day, which makes it ideal for walking. I'm actually wearing a light fleece for the first half hour or so!
As I start this walk, I haven't even heard of Pico de Vilo, but I've recently bought a new map of the area between Periana and Alfarnatejo, so the very vague plan is to see if I can use it to find some interesting tracks in the area - ...
Didn't know what to expect. Started with a delicious breakfast prepared by Stacey, an English gem of a lady who now lives in Mollinas. We then set off for the Castel at Teba, not far away. I really thought it was going to be yet another story of marauding takeovers , which of course it was....but this had a Scottish twist. To cut a long story very short, in 1330, sir James Douglas (Black Douglas) carrying the embalmed heart of Robert ...
... nothing else. We had been the previous day and found it locked but had picked up a small magazine called Inland Solutions written for the English in the area and advertising local businesses. One of the articles was about a visit to Rute to see the Christmas display in the chocolate factory. It mentioned a Moorish ruin and we thought it worth the drive. Before we left Fuente we did something we have never done before. ...
... I realise that this isn't going to work. The ground underfoot is absolutely abominable and I'm having difficulty in moving across and up the steep limestone. About 70m above the col, there's a small flat area (with plenty of evidence of visits by cattle!) but beyond this is more grotty limestone. The ridgeline is still about 100m-150m above me and there's no indication of whether I'm anywhere near Cerro de la Cruz - it could be a couple of ...
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