This morning we went on one of Jose Campoy’s guided walks around La Chanca, Almeria. We parked in the fishing port and as we were early strolled around the harbour. Although the morning started dull the fishing boats always make colourful subjects. Being Sunday, most of the fishing fleet was moored up and men were mending nets on the quay.
There was little wind so the boats were reflected in the calm sea.
We did this walk a couple of months ago so on this blog we have tried to show different images from our last tour. Walking up the hill the painted houses form a pretty foreground in front of the old Moorish castle, the Alcazaba. Many of the houses in La Chanca are faced with a mosaic of tiles like the one in this photo. As you can see the sun came out.
The further up you walk the more signs there are of poverty and decay. This is a typical street of La Chanca.
This photo illustrates the state of some of the buildings and the detritus lying around.
Despite this there are some very attractive corners and the Alcazaba is imposing.
Outside this door a banana tree is growing. It even has a large bunch of fruit.
At the summit of the walk there are superb views of the Alcazaba and the city of Almeria spread out below. We hope you enjoy the photos.