We had set the white Villages of Andalusia as our main reason for hiring a car. Rae had devised a circular route that took in 3 of them. We had started talking to a Scottish couple and they joined us for the trip.
The views were stunning as we wound our way up the mountain. The roads were not too everyone's taste. Narrow with steep drops off the sides.
Wheeling above were flocks of Vultures not something you see every day. From a distance they looked magnificent as they soared over head.
The first village took us a bit of time to discover the historic centre but was well worth the effort.
The narrow streets led us to the top of the hill that overlooks the village with the obligatory church.
The second village was further up into the mountains and whilst in the sun it was pleasant. As soon as the sun dipped behind the mountains it ver quickly became cold. At tge maximum height we were some 6000 feet above sea level.
We stopp for a very pleasant lunch in the the middle village before starting the descent.
The last village had houses built into and around the sides of the mountain.
It was a long trip but worth the effort. The way back was a lot less scary as we stuck to the main roads.
It's strange to think that originally these villages were not connected by roads and all access was over the mountains by muels and not that long ago.
There are many more of these villages nestled in the mountains the most famous probably is Rhonda.
Tomorrow is another great day so we are thinking of driving the 2 hours or so to Gibraltar but we shall see what time we are up and out. Having said that the weather is a little hit and miss the following day which may be a better day to go!