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... here for all I know. What's more, the cloud is beginning to clamp down on El Chamizo behind me, so the only sensible decision is to turn back. I've reached a height of just over 1280m, so the views are pretty good, even though I haven't reached the top.
After scrambling back down the limestone outcrops, there's time for a lunch break and then a routine walk back to the car at the Ermita. Next time I try this, it'll be after joining a language school!
It's an accidental "find". After failing to get anywhere near Malascamas, I've got half a day to spare on the north side of Maroma - and there ought to be something which is worth doing round here in the few hours available.
I remember that for some time I've been promising myself a closer look at the hills above Ventas de Zafarraya. This is a small town where the road from the coast stops climbing and reaches ...
On the face of it, Alto de Fraile (the Friar's Peak) should be very straightforward. It's right next to the village of Alfarnatejo and is only 400m higher. But it's a formidable looking lump of limestone and is completely impregnable from most directions - that's unless you're up to climbing a sheer cliff. And also, there's not much information about any walking routes which may exist - it's not in any guidebooks that I've ever found and there are no helpful signposts or maps by ...
El Chamizo (aka Chamizo Alto) is one of the hardest mountains around here. Not hard in technical terms (it's a Grade I scramble), but the route-finding is incredibly difficult if you don't know it already. It took me four attempts to find the way to the top, and today will (hopefully) be only the second time I've got there.
The navigational problems begin in the town of Villanueva del Rosario on the mountain's north side - in fact, the first time I came here, ...
... at midnight, I am still
We took 2 day trips during our stay in Arcos.
We went to Jerez de la Frontera which was a great little city. We toured the
“famous” Tío Pepe Sherry winery. Turns out we don’t like Sherry, but it was
still fun. We also took a day trip to Ronda, which is another small Pueblo
Blanco. It was quite picturesque on the side of a mountain.
From Arcos we headed for our last stop of the