Monday, January 11, 2016

How Delightfully Droll

Saturday afternoon, I took a walk in "the country." I usually plan my walks around town to stay as close to the beach for as long as I can, but I decided this time, to head away from the water, mostly north through the neighbourhood of Los Pacos. It's an easy 10-minute walk from home, but once you get past the center of Los Pacos — perhaps another 10 minutes — the look rapidly changes. I wondered at first when it was going to become more rural and then I heard a rooster crow. I turned another corner, the pavement ended, and the "country" appeared.

(Click any image for the big country.)

JUST BEFORE I HEARD THE COCK CROW.
(THAT'S MIJAS PUEBLO IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SIERRA DE MIJAS)



SORRY! I SPOOKED A FLOCK OF EGRETS IN A FIELD.



I didn't spend the weekend, but I did experience a couple of hours of "enchanting."

22 comments:

  1. Nice walk... how far from your casa did you have to walk before being in "the country"?

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    1. Sharon:
      Perhaps 20 minutes. (It took me about 45 because I turned down a street that went in a complete circle and brought me right back to where I started.)

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  2. Yes, Mitchell, once the cock crows, you've made it to that special place.
    Pretty, pretty photos. xo

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  3. Amazing that the country is within walking distance of your townie abode next to the beach. How wonderful to have both at hand. More photos of the country, please!

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    1. Wilma:
      We would have explored a lot more if we had had a car all this time. Oh well, I've got lots of walking shoes. More photos to come -- which means lots more walks to come.

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  4. I love egrets! Our area is like yours perhaps in this way only -- walk in one direction for a mile and you are in the middle of a major shopping area; walk a mile in the other and you are passing working farms. (Or, as we learned to our dismay last week, running deer!)

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    1. Michael:
      And I didn't appreciate that these were a different egret from any I've known. They're old-world egrets called Little Egrets.

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  5. Out exploring, Mitchell. The best of both worlds, very picturesque.
    Did you break out in song along that rolling countryside?

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    1. Jim:
      Yes, I broke out in song and the egrets were singing "How do you solve a problem..."

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  6. interesting walk thanks for sharting

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    1. Gosia:
      Very beautiful area and a lot more to explore.

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  7. Wow, that is amazing! To be able to walk into that kind of view, from your house that feels so much more seaside-town-ish... great :)
    You are a good walker, though, too--- your walks are farther than most folks can do comfortably. :)

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    1. Judy:
      I had lots of long-walk training from my sister. She had me believing the NYC subway didn't go above 5th Avenue and 34th Street. So, if we were going to Bloomingdale's on 59th, we walked the 25 blocks and then headed east from there. There was more shopping to be done that way.

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  8. Oh this is my kind of place... a bit of country but close to town. I suppose I have to buy a ticket to win the lottery, eh?

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    1. Jacqueline:
      I've heard you have to buy a ticket to win, but my odds seem to be about the same whether I do or not. (Aren't you glad I didn't share "I'm a Little Bit Country; I'm a Little Bit Rock & Roll" by Donny and Marie?)

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  9. A weekend in the country is one of my favorite Sondheim tunes. Jolly good fun !

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    1. Spo:
      Mine, too. Pure genius in my opinion.

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  10. Thanks for taking us on the walk with you... it's a such a lovely break from the winter winds and snow.

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    1. Willym:
      I'd love to drive up into the snowy mountains, build a snowman, and then come right back down to the warm Mediterranean. Thanks for coming on the sunny walk with me.

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  11. I can't wait to visit Spain in April!!

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    1. Knatolee:
      And you'll be up in those glorious mountains. SO looking forward to your trip.

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