I was disappointed this morning that my friend, with whom I had planned to walk, was poorly and was not fit to join me. So I thought I would take the opportunity to make a longer trek in the mountains by way of some much needed training for my forthcoming camino.
So I set off on my favourite circular trail in a brisk wind, walking along the road to the Fabrica de la Luz and then following the river and steadily climbing towards Puerto Blanquillo and then returning to Canillas de Albaida via the ‘ventas’.
I recorded the walk on Wikiloc leaving from, and returning to, Santa Ana church – a distance of 18 km, but from home I had walked an additional 2 km.
I didn’t take any photos of the stunning scenery that surrounded me because I already have so very many. But instead I photographed all the beautiful wild flowers I passed en route. The photos are not all as crisp as they might be due to the movement in the wind, but you will get an idea of the huge variety on display.
I was surprised not to see any lavender which abounds in the area, nor were there any wild orchids on this walk, but as I have some in my garden I have included them at the end, together wth two of my garden favourites