Sunset Ermita de San Miguel Alto

My absolute favourite spot in Granada is Ermita de San Miguel Alto. Sunset, watching the moon rise from behind the mountains, all magical! You have a 360 degree view over the city. This is what I missed so much when I was living in Amsterdam. With these temperatures it’s a bit of a challenge to climb up but it’s só worth it! 
While you walk up there you can see the characteristic cave houses where the gitanos (gypsies) and lots of artists live for free. People are self-sufficient so they use solar power and grow their own veggies etc. 

Fighting The Elements

Perfect spot to feel the emptiness of everything with all your senses. All the elements were there and I could feel them from within me. Still not sure if I’m happy to feel these things. A bit less wind and waves would do fine too. Maybe it’s just called being me.

It’s in Tarifa by the way, last day of an amazing roadtrip. Went there to see the surf dudes do their thing but as I said: empty..

Coastline Tarifa at Sunset

Bride on the Beach

Northwest of Matalascañas, close to National Park La Doñana, you find many enchanting beaches like this one. You can reach Cuesta de Maneli by traversing a wooden walkway through the pine and juniper covered dunes. This beautiful 1,2 km walk will take you about half an hour. 

At the end of it at 112 meters altitude you will be rewarded with a great view over the Atlantic and the natural monument Acantilado del Asperillo. This is a system of fossil dunes that covers an area of twelve hectares along the coastline. No sign of civilisation as far as you can look. Except for some lost bride on the beach maybe.. Wedding shoots at the beach are very popular in Spain, including diving into the water with dress and all. Maybe it’s just me missing the point of it.

Cuesta de Maneli -La Doñana
Walkway towards the Atlantic