Travel Blogs from Capileira
... the hydro plant, and its impressive "tuberia" which channels the water supply, the path gets rougher and climbs more steeply - and with more of those irritating drops in between the climbs. The ascent is therefore quite a slow one (mainly on account of me needing to stop for frequent rests) and I'm quite surprised to find, when we stop for a lunch break alongside the river, that it's already taken us 3 hours from Capileira. And we're only about as far along the trail ...
... a rest stop. I can see Las Tomas above - not too far away, but still about 300m above, so after temporarily losing the path (which is again squandering height by going downhill!), I decide it's time to turn round. Back at La Isla, the trees provide plenty of shade and an excellent lunch spot.
Then it's upwards again and back to La Cebadilla. Unfortunately, from here, there's another ascent (which I hardly noticed ...
... the more interesting details until the second time through. We also didn't feel a need to see as much stuff as yesterday (we didn't go see the Moorish Baths or Alcazar again). So it was a more manageable sightseeing expedition.
We had lunch at the Parador today. It was good, although priced for the convenience. I had a salmon rollito, which as it turned out was a wrap, not a sandwich on a roll as I had ...
So from here, it's walking all the way. At this height and time it's very cool at first. For the first half hour I actually have to put a fleece on - for the first time since arriving in Spain three weeks ago! I'm already familiar with this section of the walk from my previous visit, but the scenery looks more attractive in the early morning light.
After an hour or so, I'm just thinking that the track is still wide enough to allow two buses to pass, when ...
... However, snagging such late sunlight after the autumn equinox means that you must rob it from somewhere else. Therefore, the sky remained pitch black here until almost 8:00 A.M.! Many hotels leave their lobby lights low until almost 9:00, and on weekends, breakfast often doesn’t begin until then. Mid-afternoon siestas still occur, although not so prominently, I’m told, as in earlier days.
Our meal ...
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