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... 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 ...
... and the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles east. Huge walls, intricate 14th century plaster decorations, grand balconies, fountains, decorative pools, formal gardens, fortifications — all were seen. Left close to five. Had churros at the Plaza down the road from us. Came back to the hostel for a break. Left again to find dinner. La Cueva, again near Plaza Nueva. Cold meats, fava beans, eggs, champignons, ensaladas, pan, cervaza, lomo, papas. Got back to the hostel about ...
different than what I am used to.
We are already developing a cast of characters on this tour. I have gotten to know a couple in their 50s from Argentina, Helena and Raul. Raul looks so much like George
Lopez, that for awhile I was calling him George (to myself), but now I know his actual name. There are two teachers from Mexico who look like sisters, but are just friends. Eva and ??? Then there is a family of four from Cancun. I know the girls ...
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 ...