HETTY VISITS THE LAKES THEN ON TO OLVERA

After our building site over night stay and photos taken by a woman in a car ..Strange we thought ..again she probably thought us Scouts for the Tinkers to park up .. but no .. we are off never to return ..and on to The Lakes near Alora .. Turquoise blue .. Very windy today .. Parked up for lunch in a sleepyspot from searchforsites

GPS 36.9457 -4.78928

It’s a smashing place in the woods ..On the edge of the Lakes and would have been an overnighter but it’s only lunch time and road trip are an on the move feast for the eyes .. Much to early to park up .. The Driver aqueous’s and off we go to OLVERA.. A mountainside town for cycle fanatics as there’s an abandoned 37k long railway line which has been turn into a cycle track with all the tunnels with sensory lighting to ride through .. As it was full moon this was the time for the night rides .. I think The Driver fancies it as one can hire bikes from the local hotel .. He didn’t go !

Next morning The Cook said let get off early before the general public get out and about ..We will find a carpark and have a look around Olvera …A parking spot found after an amazing hill climb Well done Hetty .. and this carpark could be a new wildcamping place .. No “THOU SHALT NOT PARK” signage .. here are the Coords

GPS 36.937575 -5.267379 ..

If used remember its up hill through narrow lanes and I would say smaller campers would be better…

OLVERA IS FABULOUS

White with a castle on top plus a church still on top as well .. The Cook is very happy as all this loveliness has been achieved without any stress ..

Untill … The Satnav (spits) takes us on what I class as DAFT routes .. this one was getting out of Olvera .. Not SatNavs fault really .. A builders lorry is parked at his job .. roofing we think .. to tight a gap for Hetty so we think .. But along comes a guy and helps with the navigation with inches to spare .. We thanked him and off the now jolly Crew of Hetty went … Down and down ..Then up and up finding little white villages hewn into the mountain face one was SETENIL .. The Driver has plumbed into SatNav the Fields way as we pass the turn to Ronda we chuckled.. no need to stress out and find a parking spot as we’ve been before ..hahaha …

We say let’s go up every hill and down every ravine in The Sierra de Grazalema which we do and it’s just amazing and on to our final destination of Gibraltar 🇬🇮 .

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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