A great walk through the Barranco, taking in wonderful scenery along the way as well as a host of wild flowers.
The walk starts where the Calvo peak and the Malafi Barranco meets
It’s a gorgeous spot – peaceful and tranquil
As we wend our way along the bottom of the river bed we catch sight of a number of flowers, including and Early Star of Bethlehem (as above – normally white, this yellow one is a bit of a treat!)
A Hottentot Daisy
Something lilac which I need to identify!
Something blue that I need to investigate!
Ah at last one we know – Wild Rocket
Then another lilacy thing
A Wall Butterfly settles for a moment
We continue our walk out of the barranco
And work our way back to the small hamlet of Petracus
This is famous for its ancient cave paintings
Over 8000 years old they depict scenes of the times – although I must admit they were a little hard to make out. There are viewing platforms with images and descriptions of what you should be able to see – Should have gone to Specsavers!
After a bit of a long pull up the road its back to the Calvo which is surrounded by almond blossom and quite beautiful.