White Andalusian village- Gaucin

The cork harvest leaves a clear line

Is it possible for a village to be just too photogenic? Ridiculous, I know, but when your cache of shots is 600+ after just a few days, I yearn for film in the camera to restrain my clicking, because I wouldn't be able to afford the developing!

Here's my peek at the beautiful Andalusian village of Gaucin. The narrow, steep streets are tightly packed with white buildings where residents let abundant flower pots flow onto the streets. These are streets for smart cars and make guernsey driving feel like motorways! It is a destination where you take courses in art, writing, or walk. The terrain is hilly so walks can be very strenuous for those who chose it. Oak trees which supply cork are in abundance and these look quite odd with the clear line where the 10 year cycle of harvest ends.

Gibraltar is closer by road, than Malaga, but the politics involved in that border with Spain make the travel time from the airport a matter of luck. That and the timing of flights to Gibraltar from London make Malaga a more popular choice. The road journey from the coast up into the mountains is interesting- it is not a lot short of 2 hours, and once you head inland leaving the motorway, the road is quite bumpy and twisty.

Simply beautiful and if you are planning to walk I think October is probably the perfect time.

Thanks for looking!



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla https://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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