try for the wilderness and don't succeed
was supposed to be a short walk following the map rather than anyone's
first attempt, from a track that begins to the north of the Nerja
Caves and heads up the Barranco de la Coladilla for a campsite and
"recreation area", was foiled right at the start by the
atrocious condition of the track's surface. We'd have needed a four-wheel
drive at least, and only had our little hired Opel Corsa!
instead we headed east, seeing a minor road (MA-179) marked heading
north and giving access to plenty of caminos. We found the road,
and drove to where the tarmac ended (or so we thought) as shown
on the map.
then failed miserably to locate any of the paths marked. Tracks
didn't go where they were supposed to, there were lots of recently-surfaced
access lanes, paths ended at gates or "Private" signs,
and the buildings didn't match the map either.
gone up and down a few times and become totally frustrated (oh for
the Ordnance Survey!) we gave up and headed south to stand by the
Mediterranean at Playa de Cañuelo, where Ralph found two
pebbles with holes in them so will have lots of good luck! By the
way, if you are tempted to visit this beach, it is a long way down
from the car park, and even longer coming back up! And at this time
of year the bar isn't open!
went to sleep with the church bells clanking for midnight mass.
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