This morning we drove to the nearby village of Villanueva de Mesia as we thought that there would be some walks around the vega from there. Villanueva is set in the heart of the flat Vega de Granada beside the Rio Genil and is surrounded by fields of maize and asparagus and copses of poplars. We parked by the bridge over the Genil and strolled along the river.
Fishermen were sitting patiently along the banks in the still of the early morning, hoping to catch some carp.
We then followed a track through the fields and encountered other walkers and cyclists out in the comparative cool of the early morning sunshine. We will return to explore further as the countryside with its green fields and deciduous woods is most attractive. The poet Federico Garcia Lorca said that, as a child, he imagined that the wind sighing through the poplars on the vega was whispering his name.