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Jimera, Andalusia, Spain; April 28th to May 5th 2005

Ruth and I had a short break based at Terra Firma, Jimera (south of Ronda), Andalusia and here are some of the photos!
During our stay we did three great walks:

April 30th - The walk of the Libar Valley 14.5k + 5k at the Cortes end and 3k at the Benaojan end(Cortes station - Benaojan Station - Montejaque - Cortes - Cortes Station, we hitched a lift for the last downhill section!) Avoid this walk on public holidays and weekends because there is a campsite further up!!
May 2nd - Ronda - Benaojan Station (shortish walk)
May 4th - Goatherd's Leap – Grazalema to Benaocaz 16.9k (and walked/hitched back)

Signs saying Coto or Coto privado de caza refer to where hunting is permitted in season. They do not mean you are walking on private property. Ganado bravo designates an area where you could find a bull!

These are my first real attemts with the 20D. A long way to go :-) !!

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Kestrel
Kestrel
Old well
Old well
Orange tree at Terra Firma
Orange tree at Terra Firma
Guadalete valley scenery
Guadalete valley scenery
Pen and ink of Ruth relaxing!
Pen and ink of Ruth relaxing!
Terra Firma
Terra Firma
Terra Firma
Terra Firma
Poppy
Poppy
Terra Firma roof tiles
Terra Firma roof tiles
Grasses at TF
Grasses at TF
Orange tree at Terra Firma
Orange tree at Terra Firma
Orange blossom with bees
Orange blossom with bees
Terra Firma with overhanging cork-oak
Terra Firma with overhanging cork-oak
Corner of TF with Raphaels finca in the distance
Corner of TF with Raphaels finca in the distance
TF roof detail, built by George!
TF roof detail, built by George!
Closeup of Raphaels pad
Closeup of Raphaels pad
Ruth in characteristic pose
Ruth in characteristic pose
Don't get too close!
Don't get too close!
Old vine
Old vine
Jimera de Libar from the Rambleshack track
Jimera de Libar from the Rambleshack track
Raphaels pad
Raphaels pad
Loved but unmaintained :-(
Loved but unmaintained :-(
Cactus at Rambleshack
Cactus at Rambleshack
Tims oranges
Tims oranges
Flora 1
Flora 1
Flora 2
Flora 2
Cortes estacion the start of our longest walk!
Cortes estacion the start of our longest walk!
Molino del santos - early morning coffee!
Molino del santos - early morning coffee!
Looking down onto the dam and Molino roof
Looking down onto the dam and Molino roof
Path up to Montejaque - the official start!
Path up to Montejaque - the official start!
Montejaque to Cortes
Montejaque to Cortes
Uphill from Montejaque, group of elderly men
Uphill from Montejaque, group of elderly men
Looking back
Looking back
Over the brow of the hill
Over the brow of the hill
knoll with barley cutting
knoll with barley cutting
Very green
Very green
knoll with barley cutting 2
knoll with barley cutting 2
Shades of green!
Shades of green!
Knoll with oaks
Knoll with oaks
Old cortico with oaks
Old cortico with oaks
Man and ham!
Man and ham!
Lots of these
Lots of these
This is the last farm
This is the last farm
Looking onwards
Looking onwards
More flora
More flora
Ruth and friend
Ruth and friend
...croak....
...croak....
These are the barns where you go straight on, dont follow the track to the right!
These are the barns where you go straight on, dont follow the track to the right!
Guards!
Guards!
Another view
Another view
Looking back from the last uphill leg
Looking back from the last uphill leg
Over the top
Over the top
Another very pretty farm, Cortico de Hoyos de Libar
Another very pretty farm, Cortico de Hoyos de Libar
......and again.........
......and again.........
Important landmark (not the cow!) - old trough - turn right if you're coming from Cortes
Important landmark (not the cow!) - old trough - turn right if you're coming from Cortes
Track to Cortes
Track to Cortes
......and on........(Penon de Libar as backdrop)
......and on........(Penon de Libar as backdrop)
Covered in little blue Irises
Covered in little blue Irises
Lots of them!
Lots of them!
...all over this old cobbled track to Cortes!
...all over this old cobbled track to Cortes!
Ice cream time in Cortes?
Ice cream time in Cortes?
Jimena de la Frontera
Jimena de la Frontera
Moorish Castle entrance
Moorish Castle entrance
Moorish Castle and cisterns, with Christian Castle in background
Moorish Castle and cisterns, with Christian Castle in background
More cacti!!
More cacti!!
Cisterns
Cisterns
A window on Spanish countryside
A window on Spanish countryside
Jimena rooftops
Jimena rooftops
Christian Castle
Christian Castle
More Jimena rooftops
More Jimena rooftops
....and more......
....and more......
View west, to the Guardiaro
View west, to the Guardiaro
Jimena streets
Jimena streets
Window boxes are the order of the day!
Window boxes are the order of the day!
Perfect street
Perfect street
Perfect street
Perfect street
Gambas Pil Pil
Gambas Pil Pil
Ruths fish
Ruths fish
Window plants take on new meaning!
Window plants take on new meaning!
Bouganvillia
Bouganvillia
Bouganvillia 2
Bouganvillia 2
Old mule track, Jimena
Old mule track, Jimena
Benalalid, one of many 'Pueblos Blancos'
Benalalid, one of many 'Pueblos Blancos'
Puente de Ronda view
Puente de Ronda view
Looking over the other side of the bridge!
Looking over the other side of the bridge!
A bit blurred but you get the idea!
A bit blurred but you get the idea!
Thistles
Thistles
Back to Ronda
Back to Ronda
Ronda from an olive grove
Ronda from an olive grove
Olive grove and poppies
Olive grove and poppies
Towards Benoajan
Towards Benoajan
The path goes on.......
The path goes on.......
......past a goat farm......
......past a goat farm......
which is rather a lovely building........
which is rather a lovely building........
.....through woods until eventually you reach a great spot for lunch!
.....through woods until eventually you reach a great spot for lunch!
Lunch views 1
Lunch views 1
Lunch views 2
Lunch views 2
Lunch views 3
Lunch views 3
We were up there for lunch.......!
We were up there for lunch.......!
On the trail of the lonesome pine..........
On the trail of the lonesome pine..........
What need I say!
What need I say!
Moorish tower
Moorish tower
Montejaque comes into sight
Montejaque comes into sight
.......just.......
.......just.......
Casares, off the Gaucin Manilva road
Casares, off the Gaucin Manilva road
Casares - a picture postcard village
Casares - a picture postcard village
Casares with Moorish ruins and ruined church, Iglesia de la Encarnación
Casares with Moorish ruins and ruined church, Iglesia de la Encarnación
Casares street - going down!
Casares street - going down!
Casares street - going up!
Casares street - going up!
Castle info point - if ypou can read Spanish.......
Castle info point - if ypou can read Spanish.......
Ruin in need of tlc
Ruin in need of tlc
Window
Window
No way through!
No way through!
Casares streets are fascinating!
Casares streets are fascinating!
.....all those shapes..........
.....all those shapes..........
and olive trees
and olive trees
Casares rooftops
Casares rooftops
and olive trees 2
and olive trees 2
Onwards to the ruins
Onwards to the ruins
More casares rooftops
More casares rooftops
Iglesia de la Encarnación 1505
Iglesia de la Encarnación 1505
Not too sure of this one
Not too sure of this one
Kestrels
Kestrels
leaving the nest
leaving the nest
feeding the brood
feeding the brood
Hey this downhill stuff is great!
Hey this downhill stuff is great!
Casares geranium
Casares geranium
Chimney
Chimney
Ruth in the poolette
Ruth in the poolette
Ruin near Terra Firma
Ruin near Terra Firma
Terra Firma
Terra Firma
Almond tree
Almond tree
One of Tims roses
One of Tims roses
Ruth prepares her feet at Grazelima car park
Ruth prepares her feet at Grazelima car park
Grazelima street
Grazelima street
Grazelima street 2 - look at those windows!
Grazelima street 2 - look at those windows!
Grazelima to El Puerto del Boyar
Grazelima to El Puerto del Boyar
View en route
View en route
Goatherd's Leap walk
Goatherd's Leap walk
loking towards Salto del Cabrero
loking towards Salto del Cabrero
Mules ahoy!
Mules ahoy!
Ruth with another friend!
Ruth with another friend!
Mule too!
Mule too!
Mule
Mule
Goat farm and salto
Goat farm and salto
Goat farm
Goat farm
Goat
Goat
Herd of Goats
Herd of Goats
Old Goat shelter
Old Goat shelter
Walk through oaks
Walk through oaks
....and more oaks.........
....and more oaks.........
towards the salto
towards the salto
.....the path winds on......
.....the path winds on......
time for a break!
time for a break!
rocky vistas
rocky vistas
and shelters
and shelters
friend or foe?
friend or foe?
approaching the salto
approaching the salto
back of Salto del Cabrero
back of Salto del Cabrero
Wild paeonies
Wild paeonies
The walk goes around the back of the salto - turn right!
The walk goes around the back of the salto - turn right!
Wild Paeonies 1
Wild Paeonies 1
Wild Paeonies 2
Wild Paeonies 2
Salto del Cabrero
Salto del Cabrero
Fauna 3
Fauna 3
Griffon Vulture on the wing.jpg
Griffon Vulture on the wing.jpg
Griffon Vulture surveys the scene.jpg
Griffon Vulture surveys the scene.jpg
Pigs
Pigs
Inquisative pig
Inquisative pig
Ruth in the pool
Ruth in the pool
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