Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Monday, 4 November 2019

Monday 4 November 2019 - The Silk Route



19 of us today, plus Helen and Millie (Collett's staff), enjoyed a sunny day at around 1000 metres.

A short bus ride to Las Colmenillas, just above Competa, set us on our way up a hillside of olive groves. Views opened out in all directions, from the nearby mountain range to the coast.

After a while, we reached an old mule track that led to a ruined building, Antigua Venta de los Pradillos. This section was on the GR249 route. It's an ancient trail that forms part of the route between Malaga and Granada, whence silkworms were transported after being imported from North Africa.

The views to pine woods, olive groves, and to the coast near Nerja, were lovely. A great place for lunch, sourced again for €1.60 each from the local supermarket.

An easy stroll back along the mule trail for 3 km was followed by a descent back to our villa in Canillas by soon after 3 pm.

Whilst I simply chilled with C J Sansom's 'Lamentation', Sue went for a swim and a jacuzzi.

The food here - at the Posada La Plaza restaurant - is excellent. Paella tonight.


AlanR said...

Ive just finished reading all of C J Sansoms books. I couldn't put them down. A fantastic writer with such attention to detail.

Phreerunner said...

Yes Alan, I’m finding them hard to put down. Love the intricate plots!