For now though, it's the Costa Blanca mountains that have been keeping us fit and in high places.
Today it was a local mountain to Calpe - where we're staying - that we aimed for, and what a treat. Kate & Leanne walked as far as the rock climbing area on the mountain and concentrated their efforts in the vertical world of climbing. Meanwhile, me, Kim, & Jenny, continued on to the summit plateau of this extensive mountain.
It's proximity to Calpe mean getting there is easy and with a good road leading part-way up to the camp-site, the walking is non-strenuous. To begin with it's fragrant pine woodland, but this soon gives way to scrub-land and Limestone pavement. Paths are easy to follow and views from the plateau are a real treat, worth every step.
It's easy to retrace your steps back to the start or follow a circular route along the broad barranc.
Photo: this shows El Penon de Ifach, Olta summit plateau, Mascarat, and the Bernia ridge. Taken from Olta summit.