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Travel Blogs from San Jose
... once at the top Cerro Negro, the views to Agua Amarga and beyond are stunning and worth the excessive perspiration. You can tell we are reaching the end of the National Park as in the distance are the white swathes of green houses along with the tall chimney of a cement factory.
We stopped on top of the cliffs and decided it was too far and too hot to walk all the way to Agua Amarga so we would have lunch before heading back. Just as we ...
Another circular walk today, up the coast to La Isleta del Moro, a fishing village that still maintains traditional fishing methods. It was inland to the town of Rodalquilar. Up until 1966, gold was mined here and we walked up past the now derelict gold mine. The walk took us through a large mining area evident by the occasional derelict buildings and tunnels going into the rock with signs warning of the danger of entering the mine.
The path then climbed ...
... and sticky with sun cream - this is why I don’t do beach holidays!!. The sea was very cold so I only managed a quick paddle. We persevered for about an hour and then headed back to the campsite for a shower and a cup of tea…..
Sunday 27th April
Weather: Mucho Scorchio
We walked out of San Jose back towards Torre de la Vela Blanca but took the coastal path ...
... anyway!). The road took us to the lighthouse and Las Sirennas (named after a seal that lived on this coast until 1974), a group of saw tooth rocks (which are actually volcanic chimneys that rise from the sea bed) just off the coastline.
The second steep hill of the day was more challenging and we did walk a little of the way. This took us to Torre de la Vela Blanca, an 18th century watch tower.
After that it was a steady ...
Throughout the cruise we have been moving our clocks ahead
to match the European time change. This has been done in one hour increments
every few days. This is the easy and painless way of dealing with jet lag. We
are now on the European time schedule. That means that we are 6 hours ahead of
Only a few more days until we hit Rome…and then the real