Days 13 and 14: Cuevas del Becerro to east of Ardeles* 32k

Authors note: As Tom is now having to send me the details of his walk, it seems better to write in his voice – so that is what I have done here. Considerable pondering this morning over whether I should take Chica or Merlin. Chica seemed fine but this was going to be a fourContinue reading “Days 13 and 14: Cuevas del Becerro to east of Ardeles* 32k”

Day 12: Arriate to Cuevas del Becerro 10k

Day 12 saw a late start as Tom headed for the station with Chica for the 12.50 train. Again, no problem boarding with a dog. The guard even ruffled her ears as he collected the fare. After a quick coffee in Arriate, the trail headed out into the countryside past large chicken sheds, piggeries andContinue reading “Day 12: Arriate to Cuevas del Becerro 10k”

Day 11: Indiana to Arriate 14k

After her two day camping adventure, we gave Chica a day off and once again Merlin stepped into the breach. Also, Synnove, our lovely neighbour here in Jimera was going along for the day. Starting from Indiana and heading towards the city of Ronda, this was gentler country of pasture and olive orchards. The cliffsContinue reading “Day 11: Indiana to Arriate 14k”

Days 9 and 10 Bonacoaz to Indiana via Montejaque 34k

Another glorious day but it took us quite a while to get organised. Tom was determined not to forget anything vital for the first overnighter so it was 10.30 by the time we left. Making our way back to Benacoaz through Ubrique, where Los Alcornacales gives way to the Sierra de Grazalema, the landscape lookedContinue reading “Days 9 and 10 Bonacoaz to Indiana via Montejaque 34k”