Mijas , Coin , Cartama , Alura
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5th day ,slept well in the bed , the plan was to treck up the mountain behind Mijas , which we think is called Mijas mountain(sierra) , and we went prepared with food,drink, and proper clothing.Unfortunately it is very windy and we could get blown off the mountain .We went instead into Mijas town/village and visited Jesus Nazarine church , not praying for good weather , but we should have done .It is a lovely small Rc church with a spire and bell , took some pics ,but again unable to download them onto this blog , will do sometime over the next week .I do´nt think anyone is reading this anyway and i am getting grumpy (the internet connection crashed while i was doing this and i had to start again ).
We got a pancake and white coffee in one of the cafes where all those Spaniards were gabbing yesterday , its sunday and whilst sitting outside enjoying this (in the wind) a church struck the hour with its bell , to the tune of one of Baethovens symphonies , we cant remember which .We chatted with 4 Canadian tourists , they said the past 2 weeks had been pleasant weather .
All of the souvenir shops in Mijas are stocked with good quality and desireable things to buy , leatherware , ceramics and all kinds of ornaments .Mijas sits on a throne on the hillside overlooking the coastal resorts , we didnt see anything of poor quality or tacky in any way . Fuengirola and the other coastal places appear not to have such good quality stuff.
Abandoning our walk we drove up to Coin , by now it was raining and we had our golf umbrellas with us , the streets are so narrow that there is not really space for a passing car and a pedestrian with a big umbrella to pass each other comfortably. Its sunday and everything is closed , we drove on to Cartama , still raining and it is now siesta time , there seemed to be little of note and we progressed via some narrow mountain roads which had debris on them to Alura , which seemed similar to the previous two stop offs , not really tourist places at all.
The drive back was much quicker , we went for dinner to the Tres Amigos , which had been recommended to us by the waitress in California 7 cafe .We got two enormous pizzas , mine was about 14" , a plate of greek salad , 2 fruit juices and two coffees for about Euro 27.