Skip to main content

Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Mirador El Cochino & El Torcal de Antequera

Day 4 we got up and drove to some viewpoints over Malaga - we were going to start at Mirador El Cochino and walk to Mirador Francisco Vazquez Sell, but the roads to get to the first one were not good so we tried to the second and were able to park there. Then we walked over to Mirador El Cochino and back. 

Mirador El Cochino 

Malaga from above

It was a pretty nice walk, flat, shaded, with some nice views the entire way

Then we headed off to El Torcal de Antequera which was so much fun!

So many cool rocks to walk through!

We even saw some mountain goats! They are hard to spot, but there is one just to the right of the middle rock pile in the photo above

There is one in the middle on the top of these rocks too!

And one on the highest rock here! So many mountain goats!

We had so much fun wandering! There was a breeze most of the time so it wasn't too bad in the sun, even though it was 28 with little shade

There were also really nice views of the surroundings since it was on the top of the mountain. 

Then it was off to camp (Camping Parque Ardales), which was the only one that I had booked in advance since it was the only one close to the hike we would do on day 5, and I was glad I did as it was completely full when we got there! Probably because the hike is very popular (we had to get tickets and there were only early morning ones available when I bought them!) and there is nowhere else to camp close by. It was a nice, wooded area so perfect for relaxing in the shade. 

12.32km walked, 39flights


Popular posts from this blog

Stupid Libraries.

So I only have six minutes left and just wasted a few seconds letting you know, but I need some assistance in getting things off our iPod onto the net. In the last town we were in, I came so close to getting it up only to be thwarted by the only damn cd -burner in the shop being broken. This is the problem: my iPod is mac formatted - the folks at Apple thought it would be hilarious to not include some sort of compatibility between windows and mac versions of iTunes to read the voice memos you record from any computer. If your iPod formatted on a mac (I believe it's HSF +), windows iTunes will tell you to reformat the buggar . And get this, the iPod records voice memos in old school PC style wav files. What the hell. Anyway, I can't test or install things on this library computer, but if someone checking the blog who is tech savvy could find a program to retrieve data from a mac formatted iPod from a windows machine - a program that doesn't use a god damn install

The end

So it started raining on us for days and we cut out to come back to Seattle for a few days and wait for it to clear up.....and then Raymond decided he really did not want to go back out. So I at first was pretty upset cause I really wanted to get to Canada, or at least as far as we could while the weather was still nice this weekend. And I was feeling really like we were giving up for no reason. Like if one of us were injured or if I was hating it or something then I would have been better about it. But instead it was like the forecast called for gorgeous weather this weekend and we were just going to sit at home. I figured we could have at least gotten to the next stop and then only had one more chunk to do next year, but Raymond really didn't want to go back out so we decided not to. But hopefully by this time next year we will get the last 2 sections done, and maybe go back and do the section from white pass to snoqualmie as we went RIGHT by Mt Rainier and it is supposed to be g

Paris here we come!

So not much to update since the last time. I'm trying to think what we even did the past two weeks. Well last weekend was roller derby nationals in Atlanta, GA and is the first time we haven't gone to nationals in...4 years! We have gone the past 4 years so it was a little sad not to be there. However they do stream it live for a small fee so we did that so last weekend lots of roller derby was watched! Luckily it was on the east coast so it was only 6 hours difference so we didn't stay up too too late (Sat I think we got to bed at like 3am) and we got to watch Gotham win again! It was fun watching from the couch, but I much prefer to be there. I mean when I would be yelling at the TV and clapping and cheering when something good happened and it is just not the same when it is just me doing that. The claps echo in the room...Next year is going to be in Milwaukee which I don't really know anything about, but apparently they have a lot of vegan food. We shall see if we ma