On a clear day you can see forever – just not today. While the UK faced its coldest night of the winter so far, here we experienced our first Spanish snow. Not exactly crisp underfoot – more soft and a bit sludgy – we still had to take care on the road leading into Bubión, one of the white villages of Las Alpujarras at 1350m above sea level.
The snow line is very apparent. As you look up at the village from Pampaneira below, the snow seems to have been carefully cleared off the mountainside by a giant hand, like a child scooping it off a car windscreen to make a snowball.
After taking the picture below we found refuge in a crowded, warm bar. Two cokes and, somewhat bizarrely, a tapa of sweet and sour pork, we headed back down the fairytale Poqueira gorge. It was simply magical.
An autumn walk, a loom and a dog bite
Pampaneira: traveller, come live with us
© con jamón spain
Hmm. Interesting. Thinkin about movin above soportujar.. 1500 m ….. Worried about the cold
Hi Mike – thanks for commenting. Well, it’s only for a relatively short time..and isn’t Soportujar under 1000m? No snow there at the moment from what we can see. Cold though no doubt!
Nothing here so far. They said it would snow on Sunday, but all that came down was wet drizzle.
Remind us; how high up are you (or low down)?
Depends on what I’ve been smoking…
Beautiful! Was the amorous dog around?
It was too foggy to see, although there was a smell of dog on our shoes later