24
Sep-2011

Walking with Guests – 17th September 2011

Walking   /  

We had a great week with our 9 guests last week – they were a great group of people and got on famously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We set off on day one on the El Somo Ciruit – the weather is great

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After following a broad track we start to gain ascent on a single rocky track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s hot so there are plenty of water breaks and photo opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris has taken a shine to Ellie and is happy to share his hat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We enjoy lunch then it’s into the next valley

 

 

 

 

 

 
The views are fantastic – and what a good looking bunch they are too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way back we come across a praying mantis.
After 14 k everyone is pretty tired so it’s back to Parcent for a refreshing beer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 is the Caballo Verde always a favourite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We soon gain ascent and our photogenic bunch are happy to pose

 

 

 

 

 

 

We reach the ridge and the views are amazing – we can clearly see Ibiza whic is over 120k away

 

 

 

 

 

 

We follow the line of the ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picking our way along the rocky trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
It’s still pretty warm so we take plenty of water stops to re-hydrate

 

 

 

 

 

We follow the ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of our intrepid travellers scramble to the cross – the site of the last battle between the Moors & Christians in 1609 and are rewarded with some amazing views

 

 

 

 

 

 

After lunch we meander down the old mozarabic trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which wends its way back to the village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it’s straight to the bar for a beer (unless you’re driving!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gives Ellie a chance to have a snooze – it was a great walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 sees us walk straight from Carrascal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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