Sunday, 9 November 2014

Thursday 30th October - Deia to Valdemossa

 

Down the coast to Deia to climb up to the Plateau and the col de son Gallard with the idea of summiting the only peak on the plateau that we haven’t visited previously – of Talaia Vella  before taking the Archdukes path and completing a circular route back to the start.  The reality was that the path had been diverted from that on our map and we found ourselves at the end of the walk in Valdemossa along the coast.  No matter, a taxi shared with a boy and his dad who had completed the same route conveniently meant  that the cost was shared.  The col and the new summit were visited along with a spectacular mirador for lunch.   Arriving back in Deia with time for a stroll up to the top of the village to the church of San Juan Bautista with its beautiful churchyard and font.

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Looking up to the church of San Juan Bautista at the top of the hill

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Deia from the path up to the col de son Gallard

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Looking across at Sa Galera where we sat and had our lunch yesterday – the lone tree being a landmark to the right of the summit peak

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Mirador (viewpoint)

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Heat haze

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Summit of Talaia Vella

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Summit Refuge

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Bronze sculpture outside church

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Tributes to the souls of the dead for All Hallows Eve

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Drinking fountain outside the church

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