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.

Day 3. Ocaña to Huéneca (27 km)

Since I’m writing a day late, I can hardly remember Day 3. (I am posting it even later – finding it hard to put the blog together, and I’m not sure if I’ll keep it up, this trip.) An early highlight was breakfast in Abla. There were some nice views of the Sierra Nevada. The…

Day 0. The Mozárabe mob assembles in Almería

I had a leisurely start, with coffee and tostadas con paté in a typical Spanish bar where the TV is on and the city traffic moves by a few feet away. Then off to see the Alcazaba – Moorish fortress. After a siesta, was a visit to the underground refuges of the Spanish civil war.…