This morning we parked up at the north end of Las Negras and walked along the Barranco de las Aguilas.
This takes you inland along a rambla that, even after the months of drought, still has a little water. The vegetation along here is quite lush because of the water, and attracts birds with its dense cover.
We saw warblers, stonechats, blackcaps and robins.
Eventually there is a fork in the path and so we turned right, up into a more barren landscape.
It was warm and sunny on the coast, but dark clouds had built up inland, creating some dramatic pictures with sunlit ruins and arid landscape set against a dark, menacing sky.
This path eventually meets the coastal path from Las Negras to San Pedro, but when we reached this spot, we decided to retrace our steps to explore a bit more of the barranco.
On the way back we encountered a goatherd with his flock amongst a field of chumbos. The clouds dispersed , we had a beautiful afternoon and still did not get any rain