More walking and more miserable weather, can't believe we have put the duvet back on the bed in the middle of June...............
Saturday 13th - Punta Umbria, this is one of our favourite walks, a nice easy going circular walk. It rained on and off throughout the walk but we had to go because Dawn wanted to try out her new App. 'Endomondo'. This app. maps your every step, it gives times, distances, altitude levels and works out your calorific expenditure as well as showing you your route on a detailed map. We now know that it is 7.2km from our door and back and you burn 243kcal. Climbing from 600 meters to 710 meters. How about that?
CORTES DE LA FRONTERA (you can just see the white village) - taken from the Punta Umbria Track
Anyway because of the weather we hardly saw a bird and virtually no butterflies, one consolation was rhat wecstopped off at our friend's (John & Mary) house and enjoyed tea and cake.
Sunday 14th - we did the same walk as above, the weather had only slightly improved we did see some sunshine. In the evening I went down to the cliffs below Gaucin with Paul and Janyce (our local birding friends) to look for the EAGLE OWL that they had recently sighted! We have know for a few years now that this beast has been around and now it looks like we had its nestvsite pinned down. Unfortunately for me the bird failed to call or show as had last forvPaul and Janyce. Better luck next time?
Today - Monday 15th Dawn and I got up early and went to Gibraltar for a quick "English" shop, it rained all the way there. But it was nice to see all the White Storks on their nests, they all seem to have 3-4 chicks which are ready to fledge.
IBERIAN WALL LIZARD
We were back in Gaucin by lunchtime and at 4pm we went for a walk around Gaucin's circular track which took us below the Eagle Owl site. We saw Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin, Common Kestrel, Griffon Vulture, Sardinian Warbler and heard Blackcap. We were home by 6pm, the weather began to improve as the day progressed the sun came out,hooray!