Somewhere South of Granada


#Photography #Alpujarras #Sunrise

With the prospect of a decent sunrise I dragged my weary ass out of bed and went up to my roof terrace. After 30 minutes of waiting around in the cold the skies migrated into a myriad of colours.

The hills above Pinos de Valle and it's ermita looked like an exploding volcano as the first rays hit their slopes.

It's worth getting up early!

#Photography #Sunsets #Alpujarras

The colder nights of autumn are great for clearing the air of the summer haze and heat. This gives rise to superb sunsets and sunrises throughout the Alpujarras.

This selection was taken using my new Sony 6400 camera with either a 12mm (18mm equivalent) wide angle lens or the standard kit lens 16-50mm (24-75 equivalent)


#Walking #Family #Alpujarras

A new walk is being constructed near Lanjaron, out of an old trading route from the coast that brought fish into the Alpujarra.

This circular walk half day walk we did gives interesting views and, rather surprisingly, a swing chair half way round. Different!

#Walking #Family #Alpujarras

Walk along the acequias above Lanjaron this morning with my girls (Kiersten, Emma, Claire and Rita) + Arko. A cold start, felt like autumn had arrived but this walk will become more colourful as autumn advances.

We started and finished above the Bar Frenazo at the western end of Lanjaron and did a circular clockwise route.

#Sunsets #Alpujarras #Photography

Lovely sunset tonight so trying out the Sony A6400 capability. The traditional “witches hat” chimneys of the Alpujarras providing a fine focal point.

Also been trying out RAW file image processing using RawTherapee on my Linux laptop. Amazing control over final JPG image production.

Sunset Lanjarón 30 sept 2021

#Travel #Alpujarras

You just might consider this to be the most boring video in the world. Depending on your point of view you may well be correct.

But, on my early morning journey to work in Trevelez a while ago I filmed the whole one hour journey through the Alpujarra with my dashcam.

It's a beautiful journey, thankfully condensed here to just a viewable 13 minutes. The sun is shining, the Alpujarra hills are gleaming and the road ahead is clear. Don't think I met another car going my way. We passed through the sleepy white villages of Pitres, Portugos and Busquistar and through open hillsides with far reaching views. Across the Mediterranean we could see the hills of Morocco.

In my former life it used to take me 50 minutes through rush hour traffic to reach my office 6 miles away. Usually it was raining as I waited, frustrated in the traffic queues. How life has changed for the better!

#Weather #Alpujarras

We have been keeping weather records at our house since 2006. Records to end of 2018 were collected by our Davis Pro Weather Station. Records since 1st January 2019 were collected by our Weatherflow Station. They form an interesting history of weather events in Lanjaron and the Alpujarras.

The previous “high” was in July 2017 when we reached 41.7C. Today we have been closely watching the rise in temperature and late this afternoon we beat our record. Highest recorded temperature since 2006 is now officially 42.1C!

High 14th August 2021

Snapshot from the Weather Station 14th August 2021

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Record of Highs since 2006

Record of Highs since 2006

#Clouds #Alpujarras

Some moody stuff happening in the skies this morning

Moody clouds

#Alpujarras #AlpujarraNomads #Walking #Video

A lovely morning walk through several local villages and surrounding countryside in this beautiful area of the Alpujarra on the “Ruta Medieval”

Villages – Mecina Fondales, Mecina, Fondales, Ferreirola, Busquistar, Portugos, Pitres

Between Fondales and Ferreirola

Village ancient architecture

Route map – click to expand

Route map