Thursday, 3 January 2013

The best laid plans

A trip out today in lovely weather to the "Malaga Lake District", an area of reservoirs and stunning scenery just off the main A-357 Campillos to Malaga road. about an hours drive from Olvera. I've visited the area many times before so on this occasion instead of continuing over the dam, I turned left heading for the pueblo of Valle de Abdalajis.

However, about a kilometre on I came to a sign advising that the road was closed. Okay, over to plan B, reverse and back to the reservoir at El Chorro.
Looking across the "Embalse del Conde de Guadalhorce".
A tunnel waiting to be explored on another day.
The gorge at El Chorro.
The "Camino del Rey" is a metre wide walkway that clings to the side of the mountain, 100 metres above the reservoir. It's in a bad state of repair and walkers are at risk of serious injury or worse by attempting to cross the gorge. 

 I continued past the gorge to the small pueblo of El Chorro, stopping at the train station for a coffee. 

 The view of the El Chorro reservoir from above the village.
 Almond blossom.

 Views of the spectacular scenery across the "Embalse del Guadalhorce" here and below.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures Alan. Must visit this area!

Anonymous said...

Fasinating journey. So enjoy your site. Happy New Year, hope to see you soon. Sorry to hear about Valentinos, are the boys retiring?

Hasta luego, Margaret & Selwyn