Travel Blogs from San Jose
We have moved campsites today, about 10 kms up the road to Las Negras. The campsite is practically on the beach. The price and size of the pitches reflect this. High price – small pitches.
Today we rest and tomorrow we finish walking this stretch of the coastline.
Friday 2nd May
The plan was to walk towards Agua Amarga from Las Negras and see how far we get. Las ...
... river bed called La Rellana to the summit top of a hill topped with communication towers. The vegetation on the way up was verdant compared to the rest of area and made the walk even more pleasant.
Once at the top, it was a steep path down the other side and back to the campsite. Whilst we have been out, Ruby has found a new Spanish friend. A white VW campervan has been parked in the camping space behind us and it looks like the two are talking to each other – ...
... the cycle route we had done on Friday. This took us in and out of lots of small coves - all very up and down. The scenery is volcanic with cacti, prickly pear trees, thyme and palmettos. We are in the National Park proper now so no unsightly greenhouses. The colours are beautiful, all earthy browns and dusty greens. The volcanic nature of the land gives rise to interesting rock formations including basalt ...
... 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 ...
heavenly chocolate cake with whipped cream. Ah life is good!!
We walked back down the town (we figured down had to lead
back to the harbor, right?) and poked our heads into a little shop for some
postcards. The prices in this little shop were quite reasonable. One Euro for a
litre of body wash, 1.5 € for mouthwash, etc. Life here is very affordable
based on our wage (or pension) scale. Nice ...