A Walk in Andalucia - days 1-2
Jul 6, 2011Public
Photo: Day 1: British expat Saira picks us up at the Ronda bus station and drives us to Gaucin, where we will start our walk. On the way we make friends with a horse ...
Photo: Gaucin advertises itself as "the quietist of Andalucia's white villages."
Photo: It nestles in the hills...
Photo: ... 2,000 ft above the Mediterranean. (That's Gibralter in the distance.)
Photo: Gaucin is home to several hundred British refugees from the overdeveloped coast.
Photo: The main square.
Photo: ... our room at the Hotel La Fructuosa, with views of Gibralter and Morocco ...
Photo: ... kids on an old water fountain
Photo: ... a street.
Photo: ... a cat
Photo: We walk up to Gaucin's castle ...
Photo: ... and wander among the ancient stones.
Photo: The Romans were here, and the Moors too.
Photo: Tomorrow we hike almost to Cortes, the white village in the distance.
Photo: The weather, however, looks unpromising.
Photo: Marcia fixes the weather ...
Photo: Day 2: We walk.
Photo: Goodbye Gaucin.
Photo: Soon we're in wild country.
Photo: The forest here is lovely.
Photo: Are these wild peonies?
Photo: We cross a little pass ...
Photo: ... and enter open farm country ...
Photo: The views are wonderful.