Sunday came and thus the time for a trip. We chose Serra de Crevillent as the destination for this week.
We drove through Crevillent. It’s the city with dangerously narrow streets and crossings with no good signs. In one of the streets, just few meters from one of the crossings, Volkswagen Transporter was making a maneuver of parking. And it could be nothing special if not the speed. I want to emphasize that the street was very narrow, the garage’s door was going straight to the driveway and the guy parked backwards. We held our breath and… he did it perfectly! I know that with time you get to know your car very well, but this was extraordinary. However, the car was marked with numerous scratches so it had to take a while until he could do the maneuver like that.
We left the city and were heading to a place found on GoogleEarth. A lot of people were coming in the other direction as if we were too late… Anyway, we reached the spot, big enough for two cars maybe and stopped. No one was around.
Below you can find a map of the route we had taken. Start and the end are not in the same place only because of a delay in turning on an app. 😉
We followed a gravel road. We passed old aqueducts and a big rock on the right. The path was rising significantly, but we turned to the smaller one on the left. Then we came to a fork in the road. We chose the right path because it was chilly in the shadow and the path was on the sunny side. Unfortunately, it appeared to be a dead end.
Mountains always thrill me. The power of nature shows its magic there. You, such a small figure between enormous rocks, stand and look far ahead to the beautiful void. You find silence. You find peace. The perspective changes. You think it’s a long distance to the next turn. And after a few steps, you are there, with new views surrounding you. And you continue the trek and hold your breath because you cannot imagine what you will see behind another curve, another hill. You are only sure that it will be magnificent.
After some time of wandering, we saw an old ruined shack. There was a
The road back Tomek spent in the backpack. He was very gallant to walk all the way to the shack. Not to mention my mountain dog – Kaprys, which jumped on to the rocks in a chase after rabbits.
We reached the car. According to the map, we should be able to drive to Crevillent from the other side, through the mountains. We took the challenge but soon realized, the map and reality are very far away. I checked again. I could clearly see a road on my phone. I lifted my head. Nothing, just bushes, and steep slope. Well, we had no other choice like to turn around and return the same way we drove here.