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After a brief walk we drove on to the charming village of Presillas Bajas.
From here, there is a walk up a rambla to the Cadera Volcanica de Majada Redonda, a vast crater of an extinct volcano. It is particularly arid here and during the past few months there has been very little rain. As a result, there is not an abundance of wild flowers, but the almond trees, still in blossom, are already in leaf.
We encountered many other walkers, both on the coast and up in the hills. It was good to see people enjoying the sunshine and the wonderful landscapes.
Those of you who saw the double episode of ‘Silent Witness’ on the BBC last Thursday and Friday may have found the landscape familiar. Although the drama was set in Afghanistan, it was filmed here in Almeria last Autumn. Our friends, John and Sue Thorpe, who have a letting agency in San José, accommodated the actors in their villas. To check out their agency simply click on the link to Holiday accommodation in San José on the blog roll in the margin.