Hotel Villa Frigiliana
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... down 1 by 1 down a a hole that was about 50 metres deep into the cave, and found the largest Stalactite/Stalagmite in the world.
They all ran back to the school and told there teacher about it all. The teacher and the 5 boys went down.
Now it is so popular and the 3rd most visited tourist attraction in Spain.
I was amazed by what nature had created.
On the last day we woke up at 6:30am to go to Alhambra ...
There are many ways to die....(safe to say my mom has freaked out already just by that statement and is reaching for the international calling card)....and today, just as I was considering rolling down a 'steep enough to break a leg, but not step enough to kill you' hill, it occurred to me that it's probably rarely what we fear most that will be the final cause for Hades to snip our last thread of life, but probably more often than not it's the simple things we take for granted that see ...
... start looking for a small cairn - and find it! I've passed this spot dozens of times before without paying any real attention to the cairn, but now that I'm taking a proper look, there's a rather indistinct path leading away to the left here.
We climb a bit to meet the track between Paez Blanca and Puerta Blanquilla. The path we're on doesn't cross it, but the GPS says we should go left a bit and look for another cairn on ...
... nearby set high on a hill in the grounds of a castle. Some years ago, they moved the inhabitants out and built them a new village some 8 km down hill. The original village now offers sympathetic rustic holiday accommodation within the walls of the castle and artisanal studios sell paintings and pottery. It's pleasant walking around the village, exploring. We overnight in the shadow of the castle and watch the eagles soaring overhead. Unsurprisingly, it ...
... worse, then there'll be real problems for everyone who wants to climb this mountain as there don't appear to be any ways round it. After this, it's just a case of onwards and upwards. Especially upwards.
It's about 600m of ascent from the beginning of the path to the Collado de dos Hermanas (the Two Sisters Col) and I must have taken at least 10 rest-breaks along the way - some of them quite long ones. It's still quite sunny where we are, but the cloud is now ...