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.
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