Gran Hotel Elba Motril
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... update sally, still hasn't worked although it did finish the update this time.
At least that was a first.
Decided to stay near the port, as it was 5pm by the time the update finished, so I can head up to Valencia in the morning.
It's been a really cool day, if you are in this area you must eat pulpo seca, razorfish which looks like bogies, and baked potatoes with a ...
... set up camp and took Corrie for a walk on the large pebble-strewn beach. There's little that is remarkable here except those snow topped mountains that overlook the coastal plain. On our return to the van we stopped off for a drink at the local bar and were served real Spanish tapas, fish pieces and tomatoes - tapas is offered free here when you order drinks. I've now officially had ...
... on the Costa Tropical in under an hour and found a campsite 100m from the beach. It didn't have quite the same atmosphere as the others we've stayed at, being mostly permanent pitches (where people leave their stuff on their pitch all year and come for the weekends). It looked more like a shanty town than a campsite and people made sure they occupied every inch of their pitch with caravan, kitchen ...
... image. So there are no gradual ascent routes up this one, and from the west the top part of the peak is shaped not unlike a church steeple.
Cisne has a reputation of being one of the toughest peaks in the Axarquia. It may be a relatively short distance from Frigiliana as the crow flies, but the approach is fairly long and circuitous, starting from Acebuchal, a small hamlet on the other side of El Fuerte. In three years here, I haven't even attempted Cisne before, although ...
... We encountered perhaps a dozen other hikers along the way, but we appeared to be the only ones visiting from the U.S.)
When returned to Capileira, the heat of the day had begun to wane. One thing I have yet to mention is the joys and challenges presented by adjusting to Spanish daylight. During this time of the year, the sun does not set until well past 8:00 P.M., and so remaining active far into the evenings is ...