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We saw this cave on the side of the road yesterday on the road to La Alpujarra.  We went inside to look around, and clearly it is still in use on occasion for shelter, a great teen party place for sure!

Talk about a busman's holiday.

The mean streets of Capileira

There ain't nothin like a siesta in the heat of the afternoon.

Ruined

Drinks by the church. Anyone know what kind of horse this is?

If you are looking for something fun and interesting to do while you are here in the area, definitely check out La Alpujarra mountain range with all its beautiful picturesque little villages, you can go for the day, or even overnight as there are tons of inexpensive types of accommodation.  A lovely place to walk around, and there is a chocolate factory… What more do you need.

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A couple of quick shots from around town today while I was out and about.  Looking to buy?  This might be just what you are looking for.

For sale, fixer upper.

Any puerta in a storm

Remnants

Empty lot.

Materials at hand

Masonry then and now.

Think of the view on the other side

Hanging in there for a bit of sun.

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Another strange and wonderful find for me.  Ten years here on the coast, and I am still finding new things.  After visiting a friend in hospital in Motril, I decided to take a route I had never taken before.  I headed north from the hospital, and found myself on a beautiful scenic drive through a pine forest, and out the other side to a small area of ruins and homesteads.  This is also the road to take to get to the Fabrica Del Rey rural route.  I will be going again and following that route one day soon, but I think in a car the next time instead of the scooter, a breakdown out there would be disastrous, as the bat cycle isn’t exactly the bat mobile.  On part of the journey, you cross over the new highway that is being built, but at the moment, it actually has stopped progression right here, as you can see by the photo it is quite ugly, rather ground zero-ish in appearance.  Other sites were lovely, and I have tried to show you both.

Motril in the background with old highway marker in the foreground.

Bat Cycle

Pine Barrens

Right out of the rock.

Along the route you will see this sign for the old mine shaft which you can visit.

The new Autovia de Mediterranea stops here.

On the same bridge, pedestrian foot path is secured by wooden fence, my guess is livestock use this too for safe passage

Honk if you love geese!

Start of the Fabrica Del Rey Rural Route which travels up off this road.

Following the road to La Gorgaracha, lots of ruins.

I think this is an old smoke house, but if anyone can confirm this please do.

Good news, it’s for sale!

Just in case there is interest.

Open plan

A not so old ruin, but a ruin just the same

The time required to see all of this was under a couple of hours, and I was traveling via the bat cycle.

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I know I have been remiss in my postings, but I have a good reason, honest, it’s summer, I have been at the beach.

Well that is mostly true. I have been busy with guests visiting and getting ready for the next group arriving in a couple of weeks time.  I drove around the last 2 days taking pictures for the blog.  The weather is still great, and so far, we have seen NO signs of any jelly fish this year..which is great news.. the water is just cool enough to keep them at bay.  This is not to say that the water is cold by any stretch of the imagination.  It’s gorgeous and lovely and clear. So, here we go, pics from in and around Salobreña.

Parking my boat, anywhere I want to.

Parking my boat, anywhere I want to.

Speedo Alert.. People..I implore you.

Speedo Alert.. People..I implore you.

Red Alert, Shields up, Hands Full!

Red Alert, Shields up, Hands Full!

Gifts from a feline admirer

Gifts from a feline admirer

She loves me

She loves me

Fruit and flowers

Fruit and flowers

No blossom is safe

No blossom is safe

So famous is Cindy for her nocturnal flower deliveries that a friend actually painted a pic of Cindy in her favourite resting spot.

So famous is Cindy for her nocturnal flower deliveries that a friend actually painted a pic of Cindy in her favourite resting spot.

All of the blossom photos were taken on the walkway that leads to my home.  This is a scene repeated daily by our cat Cindy who loves to show her affection and gratitude for chin scritches and hour long rubdowns and fur combing.  Each morning there is a fresh batch of flowers awaiting us.  When she brings them to us, she isn’t quiet about it either.. with blossom in mouth she makes the journey down the pathway meowing as loud as she can but with her mouth full.  If you don’t believe me, ask my neighbors, they really enjoy the all night flower deliveries I can assure you..LOL.

Then I took a drive just outside Salobrena into the growing area and got the following shots..it was a lovely day for a drive too.

A swirling mango vortex

A swirling mango vortex

Roadside Mango tree..ooh the temptation

Roadside Mango tree..ooh the temptation

Boat launching spot in La Caleta

Boat launching spot in La Caleta

Break wall at the Plaza de Lavadoras in La Caleta

Break wall at the Plaza de Lavadoras in La Caleta

More Mangoes, it won't be long..Gee I hope I can find these trees in the dark

More Mangoes, it won't be long..Gee I hope I can find these trees in the dark

A love wind break made of Pine trees.

A live wind break made of Pine trees.

Starting young learning from Dad how to keep an eye on the fruit crops.

Starting young learning from Dad how to keep an eye on the fruit crops.

A lovely rose growing amongst the Avacado and Cherimoya trees

A lovely rose growing amongst the Avacado and Cherimoya trees

Opuntia also known as Nopales with her prickly pear fruit.  Delicious. You must be extra careful when handling these babies believe me.

Opuntia also known as Nopales with her prickly pear fruit. Delicious. You must be extra careful when handling these babies believe me.

Bearded palms, bearded only because the owners have not bothered to clear away the dead leaves.

Bearded palms, bearded only because the owners have not bothered to clear away the dead leaves.

And How I wish they could look.. s*

And How I wish they could look.. s*

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