Cala del Plomo
This morning, we attempted to walk the cliff path from Cala del Plomo to Cala de San Pedro. It was a bright and warm morning and we were looking forward to trying a walk in the Parque Natural that we had not done before.
Looking down to Cala del Plomo and Agua Amarga beyond
The ascent up the cliff from the beach at Cala del Plomo is steep but you are rewarded with some wonderful coastal views.
Looking down to the sea from 250 metres
The path follows the ridge of the cliffs which are 250 metres above sea level. The views looking down to the sea are quite dramatic.
The botany here is also interesting and the flora changes with each progressive rise in altitude. We came across this little narcissus and, nearby, an example of a well-camouflaged dipcadi in flower.
Another swallowtail photo
There were several varieties of butterfly in the rich vegetation along the edge of the cliffs . We think they must have come over on warm winds from Africa, the faint coastline of which we could see in the distance. The largest of the butterflies were brilliant yellow swallowtails and Digby was able to capture a couple of good photos of these.
Looking south down the coast
We walked for an hour and a half but missed the fork in the path which would have taken us down to San Pedro. However, we reached a point on the cliffs which gave us a superb view of the coast to the south.
Other ramblers enjoying the walk
We will do this walk again in a few weeks time, not just to reach San Pedro but also because there were signs that the flora here will be much more advanced then.