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South of Cadiz

South of Cadiz is an area which is almost a secret. Initially the land is flat and boggy, and then we drive into the hills and the scenary gradually changes until we enter a forest of umbrella pines which cover the hills all the way down to the sea.
Camping sites are hidden under the trees, and every village is set back behind a litoral of scrub and sand.

South of Conil the country becomes more sparsely inhabited. As you venture inland you enter a protected zone, the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales. This is a fascinating area with a wealth of interest which most people miss. You have the mountain villages, the ancient forests, the intriguing railway line that runs through the mountains from Algeciras to Ronda. I have written extensive.ly about this part of S;pain, as I spent some time wandering along that route, exploring the prehistoric caves, and generally following in the footsteps of Mr Henderson, the man who was responsible for creating the railway line. (I will look out my text and see if it can be rendered into a few blog entries.)

However, if you stick to the coast road you eventually come through the um,brella pine forest to the town of Zahara de los Atunes, so called because there is a small fishing fleet centred here which specialises in catching tuna fish.

There is also a rather quaint hotel right on the dunes. It's an ideal place to get away from it all.

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