Tamadaya Trek No. 4. to Casa Quemada
Google Earth screen showing tarmac road from Sabinita to
Degollada and hairpin bend and right-angle bend at start of walk
View toward start of walk showing Fincas and lower Tamadaya.
Crossing the barranco we were faced by a steep path climbing upwards. Going up this zig-zag path we frequently stopped to look back and admire the view.
The house, Casa Quemada we were making for was further than I thought. We got there about 2pm. Holly couldn't resist climbing the crumbling outside stairs to look in the upper storey. She found it more difficult climbing down. We looked through the ground floor doors had saw it had been substantially built, in 1903 and refurbished in 1932 according to the inscriptions on the wall. There was a convenient plank balanced on stones which made a good place to eat our lunch, in the shade of the house.
We examined the garden, planted with 18 young olive trees and an older Árbol de
i.e. a medlar tree. There was a cave with a locked door and an outdoor stone built oven. I believe such ovens were used for baking bread and drying fruit. I expect this was after the fire had died down and used the residual heat in the stonework.
More photographs taken on this walk
View down the barranco towards the sea
Disused aquaduct and pipe
Gravelly path along the bottom of the barranco
Disused aquaduct and pipe across barranco
Easterly view to far hillside
Distant view of house and view of path to it, also the head of Tamadaya Barranco in the distance
Holly inspecting the house
Inside room on 1st floor
Cave with door and view of oven
Looking down the Barranco from steep path
The path out of the barranco and back to the road
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