Somewhere South of Granada

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#Almeria #Tabernas #Walking #AlpujarraNomads

Some photos from yesterdays ascent of Cerro Alfaro. A fine day for the ascent of this unique peak in the center of the desert badlands. Took us nearly 5 hrs for this circular walk with over 550m ascent and 8km with rough and complex ground to negotiate. A superb day with distant views.

With the Alpujarra Nomads Walking Group

Somewhere way down there you can see the motorway winding it's way through the convoluted badlands of Almeria

Mulhacen and Alcazaba in the Sierra Nevada seen yesterday from Monte Alfaro, some 80km away across the eastern Alpujarras and Tabernas Desert. The town of Canyajar prominent

Phew. Just 458km to go then 🤣

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#Almeria #Tabernas

Bit bored this afternoon so re-watching my favourite western “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Also a favourite walk of mine in the Tabernas deserts of Almeria just 2 hours drive away. Here's one scene with both past and present photos. The people may age but the landscape doesn't!

The Original

The Modern