It's Palm Sunday today and we especially wanted to see the donkey procession from the Mojacar Fuente up to the church..
The procession started at 11.00 (ish)... Well it is Spain you know!...and included the fabulous Mojacar Municipal marching band..
Once up at the church which is in the pueblo, the palms are blessed and the church service commences...
Jesus arrives on the donkey...
After we had witnessed this traditional event, we decided to drive to the next town of Turre, where yesterday they had inaugurated their new Fuente...
They had carried out some lovely renovations to a tired corner of the town, and the obligatory plaque and stone had been erected!..
We then decided to head for the hills in search of some orange blossom or lavender to place in some bowls in the apartment....
Not far from Turre is the Sierra Cabrera mountains...it's an area full of fantastic little hamlets and wonderful views even though the roads are not perfect!
You're treated to little gems like these...the local goat herder who waved so enthusiastically when we stopped to take this photo..
There are plenty of these marble markers...just so you know you're heading in the right direction!..
Like I said, the roads are not great but with fantastic views like these it doesn't matter..
A cluster of derelict houses makes the mind work overtime..I always wonder who lived there back in the day..
Said lavender was duly spotted along the roadside...so a few snips and in the Cath Kidston carrier they went...they're coming home with us..
Once down on level ground we stopped in Restaurante Cristobel in Sopalmo for a well earned drink..
Don't mind if I do too!
Great day so far and the weather is fantastic...warm & sunny...long may it continue!
Until next time...xxx