Spanish interlude …..

Took some time out to go geocaching at a few places in Spain so here are some photos of some of the places we visited.

Sayalonga

We’ve been up here before but never stopped (apart from to turn round on our way to Competa as we were low on fuel). The pueblo’s main claim to fame is a unique round cemetery – the only one in Spain.

The cache was actually hidden outside the village at a Monument to Peace, commemorating all the people who died in the Spanish Civil War. In fact as it was built relatively recently, I don’t think it was there the first time we visited Sayalonga.

The cache owner recommended visiting a few spots in the village, so off we went to see the Fountain of El Cid, and the famous round cemetery. En route to the cemetery, I also found the narrowest street in the Axarquia region, which was disgustingly claustrophobic. All in all, a good excursion though, and we were the first to find the cache, so that was a bonus.

Monumento a la paz, by sculptor Placi de Gaona

Fuente del Cid

The narrowest street in the Axarquia

The round cemetery

Caleta

Next up, Caleta de Velez. A fishing port that we often visit so looking forward to an easy find there. As if. I don’t know how long we spent scrambling around on the rocks, but it was hellish hard underfoot. And I scuffed my new boots. Eventually, contorted under a rock somewhere, Partner found a geocaching pen and glancing round – found the cache, without a lid. Looked like it had been dropped or misplaced or whatever. Anyway, another success.

Searching on the rocks

Beautiful boats in the port

El Campo de Gibraltar

Moving down the coast to El Higueron. A quick stop off the dual carriageway with a nice walk and some great views of the bay and of Gibraltar. Round to a beautiful beach at El Burgo, a lovely walk along the track and onto beautiful sandy beaches. What an idyllic spot.

And for something totally different – El Tren. An old train, situated presumably on the site of an old railway station but now turned into a children’s playground with a playtrain for kids and a real train for adults to drool over. Nice and unusual place for a cache.

The view from El Higueron

Enjoying the beach at El Burgo

Endless sands

El Tren at Los Barrios

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3 comments on “Spanish interlude …..

  1. Very interesting post. I am sure we visited Competa last time we were in Spain. It was a very hilly drive, if I remember rightly, drving from Frigiliana. Although of course, there may be two Competas!!I liked the photos on this post very much, and was pleased to see you had been geo caching again, you hadn't written about it for ages.Thank you for sharing GJ

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