This morning I, Digby, went on the third of Jose Campoy’s fortnightly walking tours around the old quarters of Almeria. Today we explored La Pescaderia and the old road towards Malaga.
The group assembled near the port and we walked up the narrow streets of La Pescaderia, the old fishermen’s quarter above the fishing port. Like La Chanca the area is run down but the streets and houses are colourful .
It was a hazy morning and looking back down into the sunlight the drilling rig in the port made a dramatic picture.
Through the narrow streets we could catch glimpses of the old Moorish castle, the Alcazaba.
Just like in La Chanca a fortnight ago, the young people were keen to have their photos taken.
Although it was cloudy inland the sun came out in Almeria and it became a fine but hot morning.
Climbing higher up to the Camino Viejo we passed this quaint cottage on a corner. Very ramshackle but still with TV satellite dish and aerial.
In the next house the owner, sitting in his room surrounded by his creations, invited me in to have a look and take photos.
His walls were covered with items, including musical instruments, that he had crafted out of copper and aluminium.
We carried on up the Camino Viejo admiring the views looking back and down to the port and city.
Eventually we could go no further as the rest of the old road was destroyed when the motorway was built so we returned the way we came. I think this is the last of Jose’s tours but if there are more I will definately join them.