Cortijo del fraile, the Ermita and the Sierras behind
Yesterday, Spain was battered by high winds and torrential rain caused floods, particularly in the north of the country. Here in the Cabo de Gata, during the morning, it rained for the first time since November and in the afternoon, and for most of the night, a fierce gale raged. This morning, although there was a cool breeze, the wind dropped and the sunshine returned.
Old gold mine workings
For our morning walk we parked by the old gold mine workings at Minas de Avellan and took the path that hugs the ridge above Cortijo del Fraile.
Wide angle panorama
The views inland over the old Ermita del Fraile to the Sierras were spectacular.
Ermita del Fraile and the sierras
Not only has the Sierra Nevada received fresh snow but also the peaks of the Sierra de Gador and Sierra de las Filabres were dusted with snow.