30 December 2010

Welcome to Andalucia Explorer

So much to explore, experience and enjoy but not enough time. I´m desperately trying to explore the whole of my adopted land, poco a poco bit by bit and hope you´ll join my explorations.

Where is Andalucia?

Spain is divided into 17 regions or autonomous communities and Andalucia is the most populated and second largest of these regions. Each region is split into provinces and Andalucia has eight provinces. It´s the south of Spain covering the are from the provinces of Cadiz and Huelva on the eastern or Atlantic coast to the dry province of Almeria on the eastern or Mediterranean coast.

The provinces that make up Andalucia are:

nnnnnAlmeria
Map of Spain showing AndaluciannnnnCadiz
nnnnnCordoba    
nnnnnGranada
nnnnnJaen
nnnnnHuelva
nnnnnMalaga
nnnnnSevilla



My first shared exploration .....

Via Verde de Aceite - The Olive Oil Greenway

Via Verde, Old Station in Alcaudete

A day after boxing day stroll on the Via Verde from Alcaudete old station to Laguna Honda and beyond.....

Via Verde

Another several kilometres of glorious countryside and .....

Via Verde de Aceite, Jaen Laguna Honda

...another French engineered metal and sleeper bridge spanning the Arroyo La Jamputa.

Old French Bridge on Via Verde, Andalucia

We were supposed to be doing a Junta de Andalucia circular route but missed the turning or were enjoying the via so much we wanted to stay on it. Have to have another go another time.