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La Caleta, La Guardia, Salobreña

 

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Just above La Caleta

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Straw Flower

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Straw Flower

 

Beautiful Wisteria

Beautiful Wisteria

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One of my favorite houses along the Camino de Canal

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How can I keep these to myself.

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This week I had the good fortune to join some friends at the International Club for a hike through El Torcal National Park.  What was originally described as a walk through Torcal, turned out to be a difficult and somewhat treacherous hike for some.  After all the rain that we have had, the track was quite muddy and slippery in parts, but it did not deter us, we crept onward.

El Torcal is a small mountain range lying between Malaga and Antequera, the highest point of which is 1336m.  There are 3 walking routes, the 1.5km Green which is the easiest and should take about 30 minutes, the 2.5km Yellow which travels along the green route for a good portion of the walk before veering off on its own, and finally the 4.5km Red route which takes about 3 hours.  None of these walks is really suited for anyone with any kind of mobility issues  as it is quite rocky and steps up or down can be a quite steep.  Leave the weakest behind, and save yourself.

It’s a lovely day trip from Salobreña, with a follow-up trip to Antequera or the Wolf Park.

Photos from El Torcal

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To say we are having some rain in this area  is a vast understatement, believe me.  Day after day, night after night with only the odd day where for a few hours we are without rain.  I thought I would share some of our darker moments with you. 🙂  I must say, on this walk around the town I found areas that even after 12 years here I have never seen before.

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Just an open field below  Salobreña on the road to La Caleta.  Each year at this time the Pampas Grass flowers and can be seen  in nearly every open field in the area.  Colours vary from plant to plant, some are snow white, whilst others display beautiful shades of pink, purple and gold.

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Yesterday was a stellar day  here on the coast.  The high winds have stopped, the temperatures have risen and Spring is officially over in this part of the world.  There were even people swimming, and lots of them.

 

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One of my favorite people in all of Salobreña is currently bedridden with a nasty bit of back trouble. With this in mind, I offered to pillage cuttings, I mean water her plants for her until she is up and about again.  So beautiful and varied are the plants on her roof terrace, that I just had to share.  Enjoy!

 

 

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