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Mar 30, 2018 - Walk 5 - Sierra Nevada and Alhambra Tour

Today's forecast was below 10 degrees with possible rain and/or snow. So, the layers went on even though the sun was shining in the windows of the hotel in the morning. It did get cold and we did get one light shower of rain. Today's walk was 18km and took us to about 1800m. The lowest point 1230m. Today was our last day of walking in the Alpujarra. Today's walk started and finished at the hotel. We turned left out of our hotel wandered through the village of Berchules. We walked up the valley and crossed Rio Los Berchules (Berchules...

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Mar 29, 2018 - Walk 4 - Sierra Nevada and Alhambra Tour

Today's walk started and finished in Trevelez. At 1550m it is Spain's highest village. The day was cooler, temp was mid teens and cloudy at times. The walk was about 15km and took us to a maximum of 1935m. We walked up the Trevelez Valley into cowboy Territory. Early on we were passed by a couple of horse men on their way out to check their cows. The paths today were rocky and with the snow melt, were sometimes more like streams. This meant quite a bit of rock hopping and mud squelching. It certainly tested the waterproof-ness of our...

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Mar 28, 2018 - Walk 3 - Sierra Nevada and Alhambra Tour

A beautiful sunny day today - t-shirt and shorts day. Max elevation - 1200m, Min elevation 840m. Total distance 15km. Today we were transported about 15 minutes away to the start of our walk. Our walk took us through the Rio Trevelez Valley and along Roman paths of the La Taha area. We saw many Cyprus and pine trees, processional caterpillars and their nests in the trees. A few odd looking mushrooms and some acacia in full bloom. The walk was relatively flat at first and we had a rest stop next to a medieval aljibe or water storage vessel....

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Mar 27, 2018 - Walk 2 - Sierra Nevada and Alhambra tour

A beautiful sunny day with temp in mid teens. A perfect day for a truly magnificent day of walking. Max elevation 1322, Min elevation 820m. We walked a total of 23km today. We turned right out of the hotel and descended into the Guadalfeo Valley. We wandered through the neighbouring village of Alcutar on to the market village of Cadiar. Here we stopped at a local bar for café. As we continued on we came across a farmer whose mule had collapsed under his load of potato plantings. We were assured the load was not heavy, the mule was very...

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Mar 26, 2018 - Walk 1 - Sierra Nevada and Alhambra tour

Weather forecast - 5-8 degrees. But, was lovely sunny day. Got down to just a thermal and t-shirt for a little while. Got cooler when we stopped for lunch, 2 more layers back on. Berchules is 1322m above sea level. Today's walk took us to 1900m. Calves and thighs got a work out. Walking poles invaluable. We walked through traditional farming land. Currently, cherry tomatoes are the crop of choice. In the past chestnuts, almonds, cherries, plums, mulberries (for silk industry) were grown and trees are still scattered around. A few are...

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Mar 25, 2018 - 'Rest' day in Berchules

Great sleep! Our tour group doesn't meet until 4.30pm so time to explore the area. Alejandro suggested we do one of their self-guided walks. Off we went into the unknown. The apparently 6.5km, 2hr walk became 12km and about 5hours. The GR7 is a 'marked' walking track. Not as clear a track as you'd think, a bit more goat track, and we were never really sure we weren't on someones property. I had visions of angry Spanish farmers chasing us off their land. Went into our first Spanish bar and restaurant and got the whole lunch thing wrong....

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Feb 9, 2011 - Sierra Nevada

I am finally able to write a catch up because the washing machine keeps popping its door – so i have shoved the big end of the butter knife up the back edge of the door which seems to be working so far; It was that or sit with my legs at half mast with my back against the other side of the kitchenette! Brett, Selina, Keita and I headed up to the Sierra Nevada for the much awaited skiing holiday, friends of Selina’s were coming in from the UK to meet us for the 4 days. Sierra Nevada which means ‘snowy range’ in Spanish is in the region of...

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Sep 14, 2006 - One night stands

Well it has been a very busy week - but Mike please dont get too excited by the title, there is nothing saucy in this entry!! After visiting Cordoba the day I dropped Laura at the airport, I had to stay about 15 miles away as that was the nearest campsite. I thought about going back the next dat to have ann Arab bath, but it was too far to drive, a long walk once I parked so I decided to move on. I was getting very tired of the heat by now so I headed for a lake that is a breeeidng ground for flamingos. Sadly, they had all grown up and...

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Oct 16, 2005 - Castille de Ferro

What alazy day- beautiful sunny weather- actually went for a swim- the water was b...y cold though. Sun 16 Oct. Set off for a day trip back towards Almeria. The costline and inland is just chocka with plastic greenhouses- they go for miles and really spoil the landscape. They are even crammed into spaces at the villages. Drove inland up into the mountains to approx. 2000 meters. Great scenery, heaps of villages, windy roads through the National Park, eventually winding our way back down to the coast and thence to Castille de Ferro. this has...

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Oct 8, 2005 - Andalucia - Capaliera, Bubion and the surrounding mountains

Andalucia was an incredible region. We could have easily stayed a couple months in the mountains enjoying fiesta after fiesta. We went to the very small town of Capaliera. We found an apartment above the local bakery and holed up for a week. There were some amazing mountains surrounding the village. I hiked straight up one that was over 11,000 feet high. Very cold, and very difficult. It didn't help that I went up alone and decided to make my own trail.

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Feb 10, 2005 - Sevilla, Spain

Hola again, I arrived in Seville. I took a taxi to go to the hostel. No rooms available. So, I checked into a hotel. This place has no heat and the room is very cold. So, I turned on the hot shower to warm it up a little and get it ready for a nice shower. It worked. Room became a sauna and I strip teased my clothes off to a nice tune I made myself and got in the shower... Oh yeah, time to relax and enjoy a hot shower.... Hold on.. Where did that hot water goooooo?? Water was becoming colder and colder by the second. The hotel is old and...

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