I’m back

In my last blog post, I was in Brazil with no luggage. Did any of you readers wonder whether I had even returned? OK, so most of my readers are related to me and knew where I was. That is a interesting but disconcerting thing about internet acquaintances from far away – they can disappear…

Day 9. Quéntar to Granada (18.6 km)

This was a very picturesque walk. Six of us set out together. The first part winds along through villages, houses with vegetable plots and fruit trees, rushing stream, little ups and downs. Then up over a hill we found some ruins that maybe my resourceful brother can identify – several separate towers with no walls…

Day 8. La Peza to Quéntar (28 km)

We had a tough day – my longest yet, this year, at about 28 km. It was interesting, having some of almost everything – steep climbs, steep descents, asphalt road, dirt tracks, river beds, pine forests, orchards, and a huge limestone quarry. The only thing missing was a bar. Now we are installed in a…

Day 7. Guadix to La Peza (24 km)

I walked today with the 6 women – somewhat spread out but keeping an eye out for each other. The one in front took a wrong turn and disappeared near the end. However, thanks to tracks on maps.me, she found her way back and into WhatsApp contact. This region has red clay in abundance, and…

Day 5. Alquife to Guadix (21 km)

This was a very nice day of walking. Guadix is a touristic town with a lot of cave dwellings, including accommodation. However, i am staying in a beautiful 15th century palacete (don’t really know what that means but it is a lovely house in the town). Apparently it is built over Roman ruins.