11 May 2012 @ 23:27
My poor litle legs!! We had 2 days walking in the sierras behind Frigiliana/Nerja and then I went on a 3 hour horse-ride yesterday...then the land to water tonight...it's all too much for me!! Or so I say when actually I'm loving it and feeling fitter and more energetic than ever.
The walking was interesting, much more tropical than up here, with white-stone river beds and high limestone peaks. We did a shortish walk on Tuesday out of Frigiliana, past the reservoir and then in a big loop around the Rio Chillar valley, near La Presa and coming back out in Maro. Wednesday was a good 16km from the edge of Acebuchal and up to Venta Panaderos, following the Rio Higueron valley at times...what an astonishing and beautiful area. Lovely white rock roses, pink cistus and sweet-smelling pine trees growing everywhere, those wild rocky peaks and deep blue sky above. A very intense day, probably the warmest of the year to date. We loved the 360 degree splendour of the Panaderos, very special and well worth the effort of getting there - our thanks to Stevie and Lynn for leading the way!
However, the Man has had to go off and try his new ultralight tent on the slopes of Mulhacen, so I imagine he is tucked up in his sleeping bag by now and waiting for Zorro the fox to arrive! I have dined on fresh lettuce from the huerto, crumbled blue cheese and an orange, whilst listening to JJ Cale. I am trying to lose a pound or two and the only way is to EAT LESS!! More calories out and fewer in, it's the only way :)
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