This morning we took a circular stroll around Las Hortichuelas Altas.
Following a path below the village, we passed small fields cultivated with onions and broad beans, great bushes of cane and fig, almond and palm trees, laden with dates. It is quite fertile here and there is obviously plenty of water.
Further along, we came across some beehives and presently found another path leading back to the top of the village.
We walked through the maze of narrow streets, colourful with bougainvillaea growing outside many of the cottages, and took the lane down to the spring.
It was particularly lush here and all around us were darting dragonflies and warblers flitting in and out of the bamboo.
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