A revisit to the canyon

During November last year, I visited Rambla de los Yesos and wrote about it in the post Our own “Grand Canyon”. Last Sunday I revisited the rambla with none other than Gordon Maddock of Estudio Campana and went even further into its depths and what an experience it was!

There is possibly nothing more to say about this place that I haven’t already said in my last post; Rambla de los Yesos and Rambla de Arquillo are close to the pueblo of Alboloduy, Rambla de Arquillo is accessed from Rambla de los Yesos by turning left at the Chimenea de las Hadas. To get there you have to drive alongside and across the rio Andarax and along a narrow pass.

La Chimenea de las Hadas

La Chimenea de las Hadas

Both ramblas are fairly easy to walk along with a slight incline and some undulating areas that require a little bit of scrambling over. The only thing that stopped us going right to the end was time… or to be more specific, lunch time🙂

Gordon traversing the terrain!

Gordon traversing the terrain!

I haven’t actually been to Colorado or the Grand Canyon but Gordon had this to say about a friend’s comment that likened the area to their own in USA, “Whilst walking yesterday, I commented that it was so similar, albeit not quite as large, as some of the wonderful locations I have been to in your country. Have yet to “do” Arizona! But very much like the Colorado area.”  This and many places in Almería like it, match the vision I have of the Grand Canyon – hence the title of the blog post. What do you think?

Rambla de los Yesos

Rambla de los Yesos

Well, I HAD to try out my remote control!

Stanley & Livingstone I presume🙂

Springtime in the rambla

Springtime in the rambla

This is as far along the rambla as we went – hunger turned us back but we must return and see where it goes.

Rambla de Arquillo

Rambla de Arquillo

And finally a few abstract shots of the day!

Rock face

Rock face

Seed pods (not sure what plant though)

Seed pods (not sure what plant though)

This is a result of water trickling down

This is a result of water trickling down

And finally lunch time! We went to the amazing Restaurante de Luis Peña in Alboloduy – I can’t recommend this place highly enough. That’s all for now until next time on the Cabo de Gata Photography blog channel🙂

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