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It's the day after the rain stopped. Southern Spain has had a deluge this past three days, after months with hardly any rain at all. There's been a lot of damage, with ten people killed and hundreds made homeless. But now the forecast is set fair again and it's a sunny morning.
For some time, I've been planning an attempt on Cerro de la Cruz, a peak in the Sierra Jobo, which is some way west along the ridge from El Chamizo. There's not ...
... Also the usual restaurant as well and of course the shop to buy baguettes.
More soccer matches on tonight but we cannot get reception on our tv on that channel. They have got a big screen at the restaurant but we can't be bothered to go there. Will read instead.
A very quiet day but enjoyable just the same. Tomorrow will be interesting, Malaga is a big place and we do not drive through many of those. Basil do your stuff.
... but into the wind as well.
The views from the ridge are incredible. It's a stunningly clear day and inland we can see over to El Torcal and Camorro Alto and then around to the north with La Tinosa and other unidentified peaks on the horizon. Villanueva is immediately below. But the feature which takes the eye (though it stubbornly refuses to come out well in the photographs) is the distant coast of Morocco across the Mediterranean - this is about 120 miles ...
Christmas in Spain!
My mom and brother flew over to visit me for the Christmas
holiday, and we took a little road trip around Andalusia. They arrived a few
days before I was off work so they got to spend some time in Priego. I arranged
for my family to stay in a very cute (the main requirement for my mom) bed and
breakfast in the Villa, the historic part of town with cobbled streets and
whitewashed buildings. The bed and breakfast is famous for ...
... and I felt well-loved on my birthday even though I was so far away from home.
The weekend after my birthday Kate and I took a trip to Alicante which is on the Costa Blanca on the Mediterranean. In Alicante we saw a beautiful castle called Castillo de Santa Barbara and a beautiful beach called Playa de San Juan, My favorite part of Alicante however was, of course, the food. One night Kate, me, four other Americans, and one ...