A couple of Secret Swimming Spots ‘found’ in Andalucia #1

A couple of wonderful days out from Cabopino – Banos de Hedionda (which I’ll tell you about in #2 post) was quite possibly my favourite day out of this trip so far!

Our friend Steve has a wonderful book, Wild Swimming in Spain (we have the equivalent for the UK) which we borrowed for a couple of nights, finding a couple of spots that we wanted to visit.  Charca de Canalon and Embalse de la Concepcion.

So we decided on a day, packed our sandwiches, towels etc. and headed off on the road up into the mountains above Marbella.  We followed the instructions, both on the SatNav and in the book, which took us along narrow roads until we weren’t even on a road at all, noticing evidence of recent rockfalls along the way.  It was one of those drives that Calv enjoyed, and I didn’t quite so much….  And it culminated in us NOT finding what we were looking for!!  On asking a group of Spanish men as we made our way back along the road it would appear we didn’t go quite far enough – and they looked at our car and expressed doubt that we would have made it.  Having said that we were expecting to have to park up and walk a couple of km to get to the pool anyway.  We think the SatNav stopped us immediately above where the pool was, but of course it wasn’t visible from the top.  See the video below for just a small section of the drive. Continue reading “A couple of Secret Swimming Spots ‘found’ in Andalucia #1”

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