Day 30: Canar to Bubion 12k

I had quite a job talking Gill into driving back to Canar this morning but she found it less alarming the second time. Quite a relief, I really didn’t fancy walking up! So with Chica and Merlin in tow, we set off into the hills shortly to meet up with a German chap just packingContinue reading “Day 30: Canar to Bubion 12k”

Day 29: Lanjaron to Canar 8k

Bit of a slow start today so not on route until midday. With both Chica and Merlin in tow we left Lanjaron up through narrow cobbled alleys and tracks to high above the town. We passed through pine forest and out into open grasslands which reminded me of the top of Exmoor, though no doubtContinue reading “Day 29: Lanjaron to Canar 8k”

Day 28: Niguelas to Lanjaron 19k

Authors note: With Chica seemingly recovered, we finally left Jimera on Sunday and took the caravan over to Orgiva, a town in the Alpajaras area below the Sierra Nevada. After a day to reorientate, Tom is back on the trail taking Merlin to give Chica one more recovery day. Gill dropped us off on theContinue reading “Day 28: Niguelas to Lanjaron 19k”

Day 7: Jimena de la Frontera to Cerra de la Fantasia 20k

The last two days were non-walking days, one for bad weather and another to move base again. Now we have the luxury of being in a house for a while in Jimera de Libar, a village we know well. So the day started with the drive back to Jimena and the weather looked reasonable. Again,Continue reading “Day 7: Jimena de la Frontera to Cerra de la Fantasia 20k”

Day 5: Castillo de Castellar (new town) to Castillo de Castellar (old town and castle) 14k

After his adventure yesterday, Merlin was up early this morning bounding around shouting ” Me! Me! Me!” Chica opened one eye (she’s not good in the morning) and made it clear that she was happy for him to deputise for her today. She had a lie-in while Tom and Merlin headed back up to CastillarContinue reading “Day 5: Castillo de Castellar (new town) to Castillo de Castellar (old town and castle) 14k”

Day 3: Embalse de Almodovar to Los Barrios 20k

This was the first cold and cloudy morning we’ve had since we arrived in Tarifa – a bit of a shock! The lack of wind, which is a rarity here, meant that all the wind turbines were motionless – like silent sentinels guarding the the hills. We reached the start point (What Three Words location:Continue reading “Day 3: Embalse de Almodovar to Los Barrios 20k”

Day 2: La Pena to Embalse de Almodovar 16k

All walking days will start with the full monty for Tom. He is a very practiced breakfast chef so I leave him to it. It did seems to take a while this morning so I think we may have to start getting up a bit earlier. For this week, at least, I will be droppingContinue reading “Day 2: La Pena to Embalse de Almodovar 16k”