Los Tablones

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Day of wine and roses

A snaking road just past Torvizcón takes you on a stunning journey up the Sierra de la Contraviesa. In 16km only two cars squeezed by us as we headed for Europe’s highest vineyard. At 1400m above sea level this was the first time in Spain we experienced absolute silence; no breeze, no dogs, no flies, … Continue reading

San Marcos, Los Tablones

A moderate walk across the Rio Guadelfeo lies the village of Los Tablones and this coming weekend sees the fiesta of San Marcos. Unlike a traditional street party in the UK – 1977’s Royal Jubilee celebrations only lasted half a day for most people – Spain’s fiestas last days. Kicking off at 8pm tomorrow (Friday), … Continue reading

Language MOT

If our language learning was a car we’d be a piece of paper with a child’s drawing of one – you know, the side view with two wheels and a smiley face staring out. Possibly a steering wheel of sorts and maybe lights. There’d be no structure, let alone a finished vehicle. So imagine taking … Continue reading

Paragliding towards Órgiva

No, we haven’t taken up a new hobby but we do love this video of a chap paragliding in Las Alpujarras. It’s worth watching the whole five-minute video to see how these guys and girls do their stuff, from taking off with no wind, adjusting their equipment to landing. From two minutes into the film you … Continue reading

Los Tablones

If Lanjarón is the town of old people then Los Tablones is the village of, well, no people – when we went at least. Marty McFly would have confused it for a 1880 American town but without tumbleweed and a gun-fight – even if there was a saloon bar to be found. It’s the only … Continue reading

Órgiva / Rio Guadalfeo walk (including map)

Two fairly long walks in consecutive days and our calves and ankles are letting us know about it. It’s not helped by the utterly ridiculous footware we both wear – dainty sandals and a pair that are falling apart at the seams (S does possess a pair of Frankenstein walking boots – but in 32 … Continue reading