We had a free stop 200m from the sea in a park at Benalmádena. Some nice flat walks along the front. At first we didn’t like the area, “English breakfast” territory, but putting that aside we have enjoyed our time with nice parks, walks along the beaches etc. Friday was particularly busy with a visit to Malaga which just happened to be Christmas light switch on night and Black Friday! Málaga has a nice mix of old and new, we were quite impressed and will return!
We drove up into the mountains and to Ronda. Winter coats, long trousers & jumpers on, and off we go on another walking session!! We hit the “new” town first, so vibrant with shops we recognise and some we don’t plus lots of nic-nac shops, very touristy! Then down to the historic centre. To have a look at the views and the new bridge. The New Bridge is the most emblematic and beautiful monument of the city of Ronda in Malaga, built between 1751 and 1793. It staddles the Tajo
Conil de la Frontera is one of the White Towns of Andalusia in the province of Cadiz (region of Andalusia), located on the Atlantic coast in the southern part of Spain, with around 22,000 inhabitants. We arrived at the camp site Camping La Rosaleda to stop for 10 days. To start with the weather was really good but towards the end got really windy. We cycled north one day to the beach in front of the 5 * hotel at Playa La Loma. We saw some wonderful sunsets.
Rota a town to the north of Cádiz on the bay of Cádiz. It is home to the Spanish Navy AV8 B+ fleet (Harrier). I managed to get only one photograph but could hear hovering and flypast also night flying. We have a walk down the beach into the town, they seem to be putting in a new main drain into the sea. We did stop at a bar for cola and chips a massive plate arrived. The parking was busy with lots of motorhomes on 2 car parks right next to the great Atlantic sandy beach.
We first visited Gaudix for the night and had a look at the cave houses again. It was a long and winding road and must admit the White villages blurred at times, but, we enjoyed the different scenery and the cold temperatures!! After Juviles we travelled to the top of a “cul de sac”and stayed at Trevelez, the highest village in Spain at 1,476m above sea level. Sunday was a very strenuous day to say the least with a 400m hike up into the Sierra Nevada park , including Jean
We headed north west from the coast via Vélez Rubio and an overnight stop across to Cazorla. We came back for the olive oil. Cazorla stands at 840m above sea level, it was late afternoon by the time we arrived and raining slightly. We joined another 5 vans at the free aire high above the town, the trees still have leaves on so no view of the valley this time! We waited until after siesta time and the rain had stopped before visiting this familiar town. Sadly, quite unusua