|Hotel at Posada de los Arrieros|
It was cold in the morning, over 1600 metres high and a clear sky was enough to produce a frost on the ground, the first one on this trip. Still the climb up to the pass was a nice steady and easy climb and we soon warmed up.
|Early morning sun below Puerto La Ragua|
The weekly bull fighting update was on the television, a programme we had endured a week ago in Arenas del Rey, but the food here much better. Between us we had six lots of tapas (hot roast pork on toasted bread), six glasses of local wine and three expressos all for 12 euros 50. Excellent value.
The rain had stopped by the time we left for bar and fortified with food and drink, and celebrating the end of the walk we were rewarded with great views of both La Calahorra and its amazing hill top castle and the Sierra Nevada. The rain below had fallen as snow above and when the sun broke through the clouds you could clearly see the white tops of the mountains, the first snow of the year.
|Fresh Snow on the Sierra Nevada|