I'm gathering the snapshots from our recent trip to the coast of Spain known as Costa del Sol -- yes, the Sun Coast! My Caterpillar friends will know the main port city, Malaga, as Cat has a proving grounds facility there. Since Rob has several photos on his phone, I'll have to catch up with him to pull the album together. The April banner is the Rock of Gibraltar as we approached from the Spanish side. Much to tell about Gibraltar in an upcoming post!
For today, I'm posting a few photos I took in Ronda -- in the mountains above Costa del Sol. Its a village located in a high valley some 750 meters (about 2500 feet) above the sea. It was a long twisty drive to get there (and no GPS made it even more exciting).
American artists Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent many summers in Ronda as part-time residents of Ronda's old town quarter called La Ciudad. Both wrote about Ronda's beauty and famous bull-fighting traditions. Their collective accounts have contributed to Ronda's popularity over time. I was not interested in venturing toward their famous bullring.
This photo is the view from our cafe where we stopped for lunch and some local beer.