Friday, 12 October 2012

The Malaga Lake District

In the company of our friends Wayne and Jan, we drove out today to the Malaga Lake District, about an hours drive to the east of Olvera (our route here).
The drive is very scenic with the road winding through pine forests and mountain scenery and it wasn't too long before we came upon a viewpoint overlooking the three reservoirs that form the lake district.
Wayne and Jan.

  Snapped by a kind spanish visitor at the viewpoint.

After visiting the reservoirs of the Guadalhorce, we continued through beautiful scenery to the reservoir at El Chorro below.

  The "Camino del Rey" (Kings path) is a walkway that winds its way around the edge of the cliff face but is in a very dangerous state of repair. However, it obviously appeals to those seeking a thrill as we saw quite a few crazy climbers attempting the route. You can safely experience the walk by watching a YouTube video here. Just don't look down.
 Right next to the gorge, the very pleasant restaurant "El Pilar" offers an excellent and good value menu so we stayed for a delicious lunch before heading home.

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