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3 days in the Sierra Nevada

I have recently spent 3 days in the Sierra Nevada, followed by a day with brid watching clients (report to come). We are having a busy time in our “quiet” time of the year. We have had 10 guys out who have done a 6 day traverse of the 3000m peaks in the Sierra Nevada. I went up for 3 days of their 6 and it has been fantastic up there, easy walking because its summer but still plenty of snow around to make the mountains more interesting and the best of all its lovely and cool up there compared … Read the rest

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Lanjaron – Fiesta de San Juan – La Publica 2009 video

Yes that time of year arrived again and the 6 day fiesta in Lanjaron took place 19th – 24th June. The town comes alive during these few days, with street stalls, street bars, all sorts of activities during the day, even concerts in the evening and includes the famous “noche de agua”, which is a big water fight that takes place at midnight on 23rd June.

We took a short video of the La Publica (carnival) which can be seen below.

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Cerro de Caballo Valleys in full bloom

Whilst driving to the Ventura trailhead above Lanjaron at 2200m in the Sierra Nevada, we rounded the corner and were met by beautiful these sights. Ive never seen this before so it can only be the due to the fantastic winter that we have had. Normally this time of year the mountains are a dry and dusty scene of browns and greys but this year the valleys are yellow and green and the mountains still have snow on them.
beautiful sight of the Cerro de Caballo valleys in full bloom

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Video of Lanjaron from Tajos de la Cruz

This video was taken by our friend Pepe (Badaje) from the Tajos de la Cruz Ermita above our house, overlooking the town of Lanjaron in the Alpujarras. More interesting information and videos from Pepe Badaje

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Walking the GR7 Soportujar to Lanjaron

Had a lovely walk along a 4 hour stretch of the long distance path the GR7. Have a look at the short video I took to give you a taste of what to expect should you venture this way into the Alpujarras. Read a little about the walk.

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More from Semana Santa – Holy Wednesday

So ive managed to find a video of the Holy Wednesday procession in Lanjaron. This is the bit that shows Jesus and Mary crossing and bowing to each other. Below the video is an article written by a local resident about Holy Wednesday in Lanjaron.

Holy Wednesday Lanjaron 2009

It’s Holy Wednesday and there’s a buzz of expectation in Lanjarón’s main street, Calle Real. Tonight our spa town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada will once more be reborn as its shops, bars and restaurants open for a new holiday season after the long dull winter.

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Semana Santa – Lanjaron Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) 2009

Here is a short video giving you a taste of Semana Santa week here in Lanjaron. Unfortunately I went out on Maundy Thursday night which is a bit of a somber affair.

The best night, I have been told, is Holy Wednesday, on this night both Jesus and Mary come out, most of the 4000 population of Lanjaron also attend, there is lots of cheering when Jesus bows to Mary! Hopefully someone will have videoed this and I shall be able to put the video on here.

I’m not a religious person but its a great spectacle to see and … Read the rest

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The view from where I live in Lanjaron

Panorama photo taken looking west towards the spa town of Lanjaron in the Alpujarras on 11th March 2009.
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Semana Santa – Maundy Thursday – Video

Here is a short video of what happens here over Easter. This was shot on Maundy Thursday in Lanjaron. I think Jesus goes for a stroll around town. Will keep an eye out for the rest of easter it is quite a sight.

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Skiing for beginners in the Sierra Nevada

This is a video that was put together of our trip up to the Sierra Nevada ski resort yesterday with me, Richard, Steve and 2 beginners Antonio and Jed. Great day had by all, will make you smile.

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