After a nice Airbnb night in Arenas del Rey, I was anxious to get started. However, the walking out of Arenas del Rey was frustrating. It just kept climbing, even when you thought that you had reached the highest point. I felt myself hoping for a section of flat track just to break up the … Continue reading Arenas del Rey to Canar
Out of Antequera, the wind was awful for the first 10k. There were times when the gusts may have knocked me over if it were not for my walking poles. Waymarking was non-existent until about 16k into the southern variant. The trail extending from the end of the first side road is no longer there, … Continue reading Antequera to Arenas del Rey
Serrato was very much a sleepy farming town, compounded by the Easter holiday period. Everything was closed except for one pub that was mainly open because the soccer game was on, which draws a few beer bucks. I ended up camping next to the road just outside of town. The next day was a steady … Continue reading Serrato to Antequera
Well, I had to take a couple of days off in Ronda to let my bad feet heal up a bit, but am back at it. Just need to limit the distance for a few days. The short stretch from Ubrique to Villaluenga de Rosario was nice, with green valleys and very rocky hilltops. Villaluenga … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
Leaving Almoraima, I was still battling a cold. The climb up to the castle outside of Castellar de la Frontera was a nice start and the castle was excellent, however the winds were still blowing hard in the hills, and I really wanted to start heading down. The rest of the day to Jimena de … Continue reading Almoraima to Ubrique
Well, my first two days are under my belt. While it’s great to be here, I must say that the first two days have been an uncomfortable grind. First, I have not been able to shake this cold that I’m fighting. Camping in the national park on my first night didn’t help. While the wind … Continue reading First Two Days
Well, I’m starting my walk today! I am excited but also a bit scared at the same time. It’s like jumping out into a big unknown abyss. To make matters worse, I am feeling a bit sick. I may need to shorten my first day if I start feeling really bad or if I run … Continue reading Starting Today
Was going to start the walk today, but have been battling a cold since arriving in Tarifa. I don’t feel well enough to start today. Will see how I feel tomorrow, and maybe I can give it a go. Stay tuned!