We did and we've had the most beautiful walk from Alcalá la Real to nearby Fuente del Rey.
I had my camera with me.
|Ready to go - leaving Alcala with La Mota in the background.|
|Juan Carlos took us to this quarry - and told us that it ships its stone to China...|
Sierra Nevada in the distance - looking very beautiful today.
|Here at 1000m above sea level, the stones are made almost entirely from creatures that once settled on the sea floor.|
|In memory of those killed by the Republicans during the Civil War.|
|La Mota, looking deceptively close by, taken from the quarry.|
|Might be my imagination, but the chalet and the mountains look almost Alpine to me.|
|Caquis - soft orange globes against the blue. |
We managed to liberate a couple but I've eaten one from the tree once before and will not be tempted to do it ever again.
|An atalaya - or watch tower. There are many in this area, both Arab and Roman design. This one has crenellations which I believe makes it Roman. The Arab ones are unadorned simple towers.|
|On our way back, the Sierra Nevada behind us.|
|Another little treasure to investigate on our way back to Alcala la Real.|
|Celia, Romy and Tere strike a pose for Mario in the sunshine.|
Mario and Romy are in the same class and get on so well together. They play beautifully together - especially with Playmobil. In their school play Romy takes the part of the 'abuela' or granny and Mario is her 'grandson' - they find this highly amusing!
It was a beautiful day and we had a really lovely walk with our friends. Just how Sundays should be. Looking forward to the next one.