Wandering around the deserted countryside of the Parque Natural you will often come across a carefully restored aljibe (well) with a plaque nearby explaining its history. These aljibes were very important when the locals tried to eke an existence out of the barren countryside where water for their flocks and crops was essential.
We alighted on three this morning. The first aljibe is close to our house.
We then found another one on a deserted old farm, Cortijo de Montana which we discovered off a track from Las Hortichuelas.
Finally, continuing down another track ,we arrived at Ermite del Fraile and alongside the ruins of the lovely church was another restored aljibe.
The wild flowers in the photo are more examples of sea squill which are growing outside our house ( Urginium maritimum).