Since first visiting Granada, we've said, "We MUST go to the snow in the Sierra Nevada".
Well, during the earlier part of the year, the snow came and went and we never got there.
But this weekend - a beautiful, crisp, clear time - and we had a snow-capped golden opportunity.
What a wonderful experience it was! Now we keep saying, "We MUST go again!"
|This is where we only paused in our search for snow - a ski resort called Pradollano|
|Very nice; very expensive; full of skis, snowboards and cafes. Not quite our scene...|
|So we went a little higher up the mountain and found this little place, renting sledges from ramshackle huts.|
|Where we rented a couple of sledges......|
|and pausing only occasionally to enjoy the view...|
|or to take a breather and look after Darwin...|
|we sledged all afternoon..|
|and had a (snow)ball of a time!|
It was quite a trek up the hill each time.
But with views all around worth the effort.
There was the odd collision and the occasional 'dismount' .....and very nearly a serious altercation between father and son. (Deserved, as father very nearly ran Mateo and Darwin into the ground when he made a very amateur descent with Romy!)
But mostly, our downhill technique improved as we practiced. Ruy preferred to go solo - and no, in case you were wondering, he doesn't have huge feet - he has his father's wellies on! He's outgrown all other boots that we had at home.
Big feet are good for stopping though!
The walk up was tough but the ride down was worth it!
|Definitely the winning team of the day - no accidents, super fast and just great fun!|
We came home pink-cheeked and sleepy but it won't be long before we go again!