9 • Chinchilla de Monte-Aragon

The first light was late in coming because it was overcast but once it broke through it was a splendid daybreak. This was the most beautiful day and walk so far. The white rocky fields interrupted by pine and olive trees made for an amazing contrast, together with the reflected light from mist and clouds.

  FELT EARLIER THAN USUAL, DARK FOR THE FIRST 3/4 HOUR AND THEN THE FIRST LIGHT. WALKING DIFFICULT IN THE DARK

FELT EARLIER THAN USUAL, DARK FOR THE FIRST 3/4 HOUR AND THEN THE FIRST LIGHT. WALKING DIFFICULT IN THE DARK

  FIRST LIGHT MAKES EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL

FIRST LIGHT MAKES EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL

  II

II

  CAME ACROSS THE FIRST CUCOS OR CHOZAS ON MY WAY TO HOYA GONZALO, AMAZING STONE STRUCTURES PARTICULAR TO THE AREA

CAME ACROSS THE FIRST CUCOS OR CHOZAS ON MY WAY TO HOYA GONZALO, AMAZING STONE STRUCTURES PARTICULAR TO THE AREA

  INTERIOR ROOF

INTERIOR ROOF

  ANOTHER

ANOTHER

  ONLY THE SECOND WAYSIDE CROSS SO FAR

ONLY THE SECOND WAYSIDE CROSS SO FAR

  HOYA GONZALO AFTER 11 KM, COFFEE!!

HOYA GONZALO AFTER 11 KM, COFFEE!!

  STOPPED FOR 20 MINUTES AND A MIST HAD DESCENDED IN THAT TIME, HEAT RISING ALL THE SAME

STOPPED FOR 20 MINUTES AND A MIST HAD DESCENDED IN THAT TIME, HEAT RISING ALL THE SAME

  FORGIVE ME!

FORGIVE ME!

  ONLY REGRET NO ONE WITH WHOM TO SHARE THE BEAUTY

ONLY REGRET NO ONE WITH WHOM TO SHARE THE BEAUTY

  PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAYS

PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAYS

  LOOKING OUT

LOOKING OUT

  LOOKING BACK, I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE, ENERGY AGAIN

LOOKING BACK, I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE, ENERGY AGAIN

  MY OWN WAYMARKERS

MY OWN WAYMARKERS

  ARRIVED CHINCHILLA DE MONTE ARAGON, 27.9 KM. CASTLE AT THE SUMMIT I’LL TRY AND CLIMB UP TO LATER

ARRIVED CHINCHILLA DE MONTE ARAGON, 27.9 KM. CASTLE AT THE SUMMIT I’LL TRY AND CLIMB UP TO LATER

  PARISH CHURCH

PARISH CHURCH

  A QUIET CORNER

A QUIET CORNER