Yesterday, we walked up from the Valle de Rodalquilar to the Torre de Los Lobos. This 18th Century tower was built as a lookout for Berber Pirates but is now used as a Lighthouse.
It was was a beautiful spring morning for a walk and along the route there are fabulous views of the coast and inland towards the mountains.
The wild flowers along the route are very abundant this spring. We found examples of Haplophyllum rosemarifolium, a rare plant on the ‘red list’ of plants in danger of extinction.
Blazes of colour everywhere.
Because of the new horse riding stables in El Valle, every time we walk around here we encounter groups of riders.
They certainly add colour, life and interest to the photos.
The coastal views on the way up take in La Isleta and the twin volcanic peaks but when you reach the Torre there are great views looking along the coast northwards towards Las Negras and San Pedro.
Looking inland from here we could just make out the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the distance.