Las Agujas de El Cancho Gordo

Madrid Province, (not City)


Algete parish church. Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la…

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There's a stork's nest up top but sadly no storks this year. This is a Spanish village; therefore wires abound!

More gnarled olive trees.

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Parque de Los Olivos, Algete, Madrid Province.

A Chinchón backstreet.

25 Apr 2016 50 46 117
Chinchón, a touristy little town 40 miles southeast of Madrid.

More splendid granite walking country.

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Ahead are the three highest peaks of La Sierra de La Cabrera, Cancho de La Bola in the centre, Cancho Gordo to its right and Cancho Largo further right still. Cancho Largo is taller than Cancho Gordo by only 2 metres at 1.564 m (5,131 ft).

Sierra de La Cabrera granite

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Looking north across the Lozoya Valley

Another view from the back of the house

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Valderrey, Algete, Madrid Province. The Sierra de Guadarrama is on the horizon.

HFF Everyone!

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A local park, filled with ornamental (ie old and gnarled) olive trees.

Even more granite! High on the ridge.

15 Jun 2012 43 39 164
La Sierra de La Cabrera. All oldies from me for a few days at least while I take it easy after an operation for a detached retina. All OK, I just can't spend long in front of a screen for a bit!

Sierra de La Cabrera.

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From Cancho Gordo near the top.

La Sierra de La Cabrera and monastery

15 May 2011 31 39 136
Convento Monasterio de San Julian Y San Antonio below the granite crags of the Sierra de La Cabrera.

Even more granite! H. A. N. W. E. everyone!

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La Sierra de La Cabrera.

Almond blossom in the garden. HFF, everyone!

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A sunny day before the Calima struck again (another dust / sand cloud from the Sahara), rendering photo opps a zero these past few days and expected to last a few more days. I gather France has got it too.

La Sierra de La Cabrera

29 May 2011 33 32 123
Granite again! (Perhaps on Z for the rocky detail) I wanted to post some local shots but today (and the past week) has been clouded by another calima dust / sand cloud from the Sahara. Miserable! So, another from my archives!

Unexpected snow storm about to hit.

01 May 2012 41 49 134
Sierra de La Cabrera. I know I've posted this before but I'm happy for it to have another airing!

Granite, cistus and sky.

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Typical Sierra de La Cabrera walking country.

La Sierra de La Cabrera

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Granite playground. On Z please for the rocky detail.

Under the ridge. H. A. N. W. E. everybody!

21 Jan 2012 41 44 126
Cancho de La Bola. Home of vultures. There's one soaring above La Bola itself; that white guano-stained boulder at the top. Taken from a snowy GR10 (long-distance path from Lisbon to Valencia). This shows a middle section of La Sierra de La Cabrera.

The last day of the snow 6 weeks ago!

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HFF, Everyone! The next day the snow had all gone. The view from my sister's home (now mine too for the time being!), looking over the hen coop and the roofs of Valderrey, our community. Early evening shot. Best on Z.

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