We knew that there was a way to walk to San Pedro from our house if we carried on along the lane outside and took the right paths, so early this morning, before the sun got too hot, we decided to search for it.
The only information we had was that the lane passed close to Cortijada la Majada de las Vacas. This remote and dilapidated old farmhouse, a few km from our home, is now occupied by a small German hippie commune.
Here we encountered Conrad who took us part way to San Pedro and indicated the paths. We had no intention of going all the way on such a hot day so we returned to the farmhouse after an hour’s walk.
The scenery here is stunning and the nature fascinating.
We saw some pinks, endemic to Almeria, and some wild delphiniums.
We were invited for a drink and were enchanted by the old house.
Although in a bad state, because it is occupied by Germans, everything was clean and orderly.
There was a delightful terrace with fabulous views across to the sea and the land is planted with cacti.
Conrad told us that the main problem the occupants faced was a lack of water.
We said we would return this evening and dowse the land for them. We did this this evening and discovered that there is a lot of underground water on the land which is probably why this large cortijo was built here. We suggested an ideal spot for a bore hole but we are not knowledgeable enough to suggest how deep they need to drill.