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Another Day By The Seaside


By nariz


We decided to take a break from gardening yesterday and have a trip to coastal areas that we’d noticed during previous drives around but not investigated.

We followed the signs to the caves at Chufin but found we were out of season and they were closed, but had an interesting walk by some ruins : the Ermita de Encina:

following which we had a lovely walk through a forest to the ruins of the Monasterio de Santa Maria del Tina :

The track continued out to the cliff tops with some VERY dangerous sheer drops!

We moved away quite quickly from there! Travelling further along the coast we came across a deep cove full of child-UNfriendly sharp rocks but an absolute little paradise of a playground.

On returning to the car we came across this lovely swathe of pale Vinca – looking like fallen stars.

A lovely day out, and we’ve earmarked it for a second visit during the warmer months when a walk through a shady forest will be in demand!

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What wonderful scenery ! And those ruins were lovely .... I'd enjoy going there with my scetch pad :D

11 Mar, 2011


Beautiful landscape, but I don't think I'd linger long on those cliffs! I love the ruins, they look so cool and peaceful.

11 Mar, 2011


the stream, the beach and the waterfall ~ all really beautiful

11 Mar, 2011


Lovely to live so near the sea, Nariz, glad you had such a lovely walk!

11 Mar, 2011


Thanks for your comments. :o) Hywel, the scenery was almost 'magical.' The forest was so quaint I wouldn't have been surprised if an elf or goblin had popped out from behind a tree!
Lauram, you're right! We didn't linger long at the cliffs but we did appreciate the peace of the ruins.
Sticki and Sheila, I feel so incredibly lucky to be living amongst such beauty. I hope I never get so used to it that I take it for granted! :o)

12 Mar, 2011


What a lovely place to go for a walk. beautiful scenery,Thank you for sharing it with us

12 Mar, 2011


What lovely scenery, Nariz! The walk alongside the stream & the shady forest remind me of places I sometimes visited in Cuenca.

We hope to go over to Spain, to visit our sons & the in-laws at the end of April. It will only be for 4 or 5 days. We are going over for Mothers Day which is the first Sunday in May. Our youngest son & his wife will be coming over to spend 4 days with us from next Tuesday. :-)) We are looking forward to seeing him again. It will be our daughter-in-law's first visit to the UK!

13 Mar, 2011


We WILL get around to visiting Cuenca sometime, Balcony! Hope your d-i-l enjoys England with all its gardens. :o)

14 Mar, 2011


I'll probably beat you as we have reserved tickets for the end of April so we are there in time for Mother's Day on Sunday 1st May!

My wife bought her mum a beautiful card today from Tesco's.

We will be there only for a few days - less than a week in fact. :-((

Our son & his wife arrive here on Tuesday next week :-)) & return to Cuenca on the Saturday. So they will only be here for a few days. :-((

19 Mar, 2011


You must be looking forward to those visits, Balcony! Hope you all have a good time. April into May is a very pretty time of year for flowers in Spain, as you well know. I'll bet you make a beeline for your favourite Huecar valley? Have fun! :o)

20 Mar, 2011

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