Magnificent limestone

Everywhere we turn, here, we are surrounded by jagged limestone peaks. rockface on left on road to canete 12-10-13The rock gives the area its identity: rough, rugged, bare, tough vegetation survives in the narrowest of cracks. limestone crag on road to canete 12-10-13Rocky cliffs are home to birds of prey, particularly the griffon vultures which we see practically every day, circling on thermals, rising high, or in a stream of sometimes over 50, flying with purpose towards a no doubt grisly corpse, led by the scent. They, too, are a magnificent sight.near canete 12-10-13The limestone is an accepted part of the scenery, the farmers simply plough around the small outcrops which dot the wide fields. Nature is bigger than one farmer, bigger than one man. small outcrops, farmer ploughs around 12-10-13

5 to remember
la caliza – limestone
la cima – the peak
áspero/a – rough
escarpado/a – rugged
la vegetación – vegetation

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