Friday, 14 February 2014

14 February 2014 – Almond Blossom Walk

The Jalon Valley is well known for the almond blossom, which only lasts for a couple of weeks but attracts lots of visitors.   It is particularly popular with local walking groups.
After our dismal walk on Monday we could not resist making the best of a sunny morning and temperatures of 24c.   We decided to walk to Alaclali to combine a coffee in the square with our own private Almond Blossom Walk.
It’s quite a short walk, about an hour from the house to the bar in the square.   But it avoids the more popular valley tracks and still offers good views of the Almond Blossom.   There is also a small vegetable market in the square on Friday, which was an added attraction.
We often return on the same track, but today we did a slightly longer circular route.  This took us through the combined orange and almond trees, and provided our favourite view of Parcent
Parcent has one of the most attractive church towers in the valley, and particularly at this time of year

This is the first time since Christmas when it was comfortable to walk in shirt sleeves.   This short walk made us appreciate how lucky we are to live in such an attractive area, and grateful to be able to take advantage of it.

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