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... just brilliant.
We then found our hotel and then proceeded to wander around the city center. We found
some really nice bars including one where a Ska band were playing outside.
Monday 22 June
In the morning
wandered around the town some more especially taking in Santemonte.
The bus ride back
took an alternative route which allowed us to see a lot more of the
... at the kids and the kids screaming at the tops of their voices for about 80% of the day. Last Saturday we went to a beach near by so we could enjoy a nice lunch and then take the paddle board out for a ride. Ive read online that paddle boarding is supposed to offer a similar wellbeing feeling to yoga. Exercise wise its supposed to give your body a great workout but mentally you're supposed to be able to escape into the rhythm of your rowing and sort ...
... covered in snow. The final few feet to the trig point on the summit make an interesting little scramble - from the top, there are fine views down to the coast and south-westwards to the Axarquia mountains.
After a brief lunch stop, the path takes us down a short way, and then along a traverse eastwards - which is just the direction you want to be facing in for further excellent views of the Sierra Nevada. I thought this ...
Peter and Lisa are family friends of ours who let Kyla, Alex, and I stay at their house for a night in Spain. They live in Almunecar which is a small town close to Nerja. The atmosphere was kind of the same, but it was just the cutest little town. Peter came to our hotel in Torremolinos to pick us up and take us to his house, it was so nice of him! He stopped at "El Corte Ingles" which is a huge store here. It is a supermarket with groceries and anything you can think of; hair ...
... and a half hours from the Fabrica.
As usual, the descent is much quicker, especially as I take a somewhat overgrown shortcut lower down to save a kilometre or two. And it's quite a bit warmer too - I even manage to take my cagoule off near the end!
Incidentally, the name Malascamas means "bad beds" - no, I haven't got a clue as to why it was attached to this mountain and, as far as I know, no-one else has either!
(8 hours, 25km, c1200m ascent)