Hotel El Tio Kiko
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... the peace and quiet, a group of about 30 walkers appeared and decided they too would stop exactly where we were. So much for peace and quiet!!
After lunch we retraced our steps. There seemed to be very little breeze today and we were both feeling the effect of the heat. As we looked back to Cerro Negro hill, it was covered with cloud. We had timed it just right. Once back at the campsite, clouds were forming and the wind was starting to get ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... This is the area where over a hundred of western films were shot back in the 60's including The Good, Bad and the Ugly. Apparently, you can still visit the studios and watch a hold up at a bank and other such cowboy things.
As we drew nearer the coast, evidence of Almeria’s main money earner came into view. Huge white mesh structures protecting tomatoes and other market garden produce. The campsite is amongst some of these greenhouses, set ...
... seeing the apex our the curves tough and everybody thought they were off their game. Mike had done well with his route selection. In all I guess that more than 175 K of the journey did not have any straight sections of road. To be honest some straight sections came as a sort of relief. They allowed us to open up the throttle and get some distance in. Interestingly, although the roads ...
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