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Hashing with Mamarazzi! Spanish countryside

El Ciruelo, Cortijo Alto Hash

Again we headed towards Chirivel, this time via the Oria road. the sky was clear but there was a cool wind we could see snow on the Sierra de Baza.

cortijoaltohash6230314On the motorway at Chirivel  turning off at the the layby at Ciruelo, we followed the Hash signs a short distance to Cortijo Alto, a group of old farmhouses, one belonging to our hosts and hares for today.

We  formed a circle to hear the route instructions. Then set off down cortijoaltohash5230314under the motorway  to a well used rambla road which we crossed before heading up a track.

 

cortijoaltohash1230314The almond blossom was so beautiful, as we climbed higher we could see a wooded area aheadcortijoaltohash230314 and also over the valley .

 

 

cortijoaltohash3230314xUp through a pine wood, where the only sounds  were of us walkers chatting, until the sheer beauty of the sights around us caused an outburst of “the hills are alive” from a romantic soul, which in turn brought on a spontaneous round of “When I fall in cortijoaltohash4230314love”. Those responsible, including me, were duly punished later, where we quite happily gave another rendition.

The On-after was excellent.