We parked and set off, there looked quite a lot of activity in Fines, with families getting together and as we walked towards the Rio Almanzora, we passed by the fuente, families were setting up barbecues and children were playing.
As we walked along the river bed we found the turning between two hills, following the map along a gravelled track. It was raining, but we had cagoules on, the rain was mostly light and it wasn’t cold.
We strolled through a ravine, the water, over many years, having cut away the sides of the rambla, revealing wonderful strata and rock formation, the rain stopped enough, for us to get our cameras out and for our clothes to dry. The smell of the Mediterranean wild flowers and the damp earth was wonderful.
We tucked our cameras under our waterproofs and wearily plodded back down to the Rio Almanzora valley and the car.
We plotted and measured the route on Google Earth on our return, it was actually 5.6 miles which is 9kms.