During March I visited the Sierra Nevada Ski Station in the neighbouring province of Granada, Spain.
The Sierra Nevada (Spanish for “snowy range”) is Europe’s most southerly and sunniest ski resort with more than 80% of sunny days each year. There are more than 104 kilometres of trails, 116 ski runs and 22 ski lifts to ensure you enjoy the biggest snow park in Spain!
I thought we could have a bit of fun with the CBBH Photo Challenge during April, so I want you to choose a position to stand and then turn a FULL CIRCLE, taking photos as you go.
My first FULL CIRCLE spin was in the main square, at the lower end of the resort village, Pradollano, which lies 2100 metres above sea level. The village has a full-range of hotels, restaurants, shops and holiday apartments and caters for every taste and budget.
From this square I jumped on board the ski-lift to the top station, Borreguiles, situated at 3300 metres above sea level – where I did my second FULL CIRCLE spin!
In the first of the next set of photographs, you can see the village of Pradollano far below. The highest peak of the Sierra Nevada range is Mulhacén (appearing in the fourth photograph, below), which at 3,481 metres is also the highest point of the Iberian Peninsula.
So, now it’s YOUR turn.
Don’t forget that the CBBH Photo Challenge is a little different from some other challenges, in two ways. First, it’s only once a month – giving you lots of time to consider your entry before the end of the calendar month. Second, and most important, this is a BLOG HOP (after all, it is the CBBH – Conejo Blanco Blog Hop, conejo blanco means white rabbit in Spanish), so DON’T FORGET that in your post you need to add links to two blogs that you have visited and commented on during the past month.
That way, when we visit each other, we can HOP OVER to your links, connect with others and share a little blog love around!
My Featured Blog Links for this month:
*** The Barsetshire Diaries follows the everyday adventures of “Lord” David Prosser, an author and retired Local Government Officer from North Wales. Quite apart from a penchant for car-boot sales, charity and antique shops, David regales us with hilarious tales of his day-to-day life as a member of the landed gentry. His Blog Cast List is so long that it now has a page of it’s own, so as not to confuse newcomers and non-regular visitors! After a difficult past year, David’s writing has kept him busy on the straight-and-narrow – and he is one of my most regular commenters. OOHHH and I nearly forgot …. you MUST pop over and see Reuben’s photo page 🙂 So cute!
*** Spanish Scribbles is all about Wendy Kate’s journey into sketching and drawing, in and around her adopted hill-top pueblo of Jimena de la Frontera in Andalucía. Unlike me, who can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, Wendy has produced the most wonderful illustrations of the tower in the main square, and the best cats in Jimena, as well as the cork oak trees in the nearby Parque Natural Los Alcornocales, which are harvested every nine years. Over the weeks, it will be fascinating to see just how much her drawing comes along. What a talented lady!
Please HOP over and say HELLO to both of my featured links, and tell them Marianne sent you!
So that´s the CBBH Photo Challenge for April, folks.
Remember, all you have to do is post your entry by the end of the month, tag your entry ‘CBBH Photo Challenge’, link back to this blog and, most importantly, don´t forget to add links to any two blogs that you´ve commented on during the past month, so that we can all HOP OVER and have a look.
Make sure you FOLLOW THIS BLOG so you don´t miss next month’s exciting challenge!
For more information on how the CBBH Photo Challenge works click here.
I hope everyone taking part enjoys the exposure the CBBH Photo Challenge offers to featured blogs and, who knows, you may end up finding a new favourite!
I´m looking forward to seeing your interpretations.
[CBBH logo Image credit: (cc) Mostly Dans]
I’m really surprised to see all that snow in Spain in March! After the heat I had when I was there last July, it really is hard to imagine. 🙂
It’s a common misconception, Cathy. If we had travelled to Granada, even in July, I could have showed you snow still on the tops of the Sierra Nevadas.
That’s amazing, and very surprising, Marianne! 🙂
Great challenge this month Marianne, you can most certainly count me in! Looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into it. Fantastic post, amazing pictures, feels like all I have to do is reach out to touch the snow! Have a fantastic week!
So glad you’re back to blogging, Giana – I’ve missed your sunny posts 🙂
Fabulous images for your ‘full circle’ challenge, Marianne. What a lovely place to go spinning around in. You really do get around. 🙂 Thanks for the 2 links.
I love to travel – probably as much as you, Sylvia 🙂
Lucky aren’t we?
You come up with the best ideas, and viewing your images I did indeed feel like I was twirling around.
I’m a regular at David’s blog but had to pop over to see the best cats in Jimena 🙂
Hope you didn’t feel dizzy, EllaDee 😉
Wendy’s cats are the best, aren’t they?
Marianne these photos could have been taken in our Canadian Rockies! Beautiful and so familiar. 🙂 I appreciate the follow as well!
I’ve been to Banff and Jasper, so I know you’re right, Sue. I guess I just wanted to get across that there actually IS snow here in southern Spain. Most people are surprised to know that 🙂
Having cycled through the Picos de Europa I definitely knew there was snow there but am surprised by the amount of it in the south of Spain. Did you enjoy your time in Alberta?
Yes, indeed 🙂 My brother-in-law lives in Edmonton, so we had a great guide 🙂
Always fabulous to have a local, especially someone you can stay with as well. 🙂
Good circling Marianne! Clearly it’s been far too long since I was here as I had no idea that you had completely changed your blog. It’s looking great!! I’m off to Lisbon this month so I will no doubt find many full-circle opportunities there… How was the skiing?
The ski-ing looked marvellous and the resort was PACKED! I’m not a ski-er – just a spectator! 🙂
OOHHH have fun in Lisbon. When I was last there in October it rained every day! We had a great time though. Enjoy the custard tarts in Belem!
Yeah, I thought it was about time for a theme change on the blog. Glad you like it, I do, too 🙂
lovely photos. I can’t believe you have snow in Spain!
Ah yes … and only just over an hour from the south coast and the Mediterranean Sea. It’s possible to ski in the morning and sunbathe on the beach in the afternoon 🙂
what a pleasure
That’s a fun idea, Marianne! 🙂 I was just over on FB admiring all your Iceland photos when I remembered the CBBH. I had some lovely ‘after the rains’ too, but here we are in another month. Happy Spring to you!
Time flies, doesn’t it, Jo. Where do the months go?
Glad Spring is here …. looking forward to a long, hot summer 🙂
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Spectacular and what a vivid sky!
I love visiting Pradollano – I always look forward to it, each year 🙂
Great photos, Marianne! Gorgeous full circle views, WoW!! What a challenge…
I think there will be some interesting entries this month ….. 🙂
Nice city 🙂
Yes, very pleasant indeed.
Thanks so much for the mention Marianne.If the dealers start putting their prices up now I’ll know they read your blog.
xxx Mega Hugs xxx
Hahaha … let’s hope not. You are most welcome 🙂
Great gallery … You are keeping us busy – *smile
That’s good 🙂
such a lovely village and gorgeous white snow Marianne, I look forward to checking out the blogs 🙂
…. and not everyone realises that we have a ski-resort so close by 🙂
Thank you, Marianne, for the bunny hop links to my humble blog! And great snowy pictures 🙂
You’re welcome, Wendy Kate.
I guess this Challenge would be a bit difficult for your to join in with. (Well, it would keep you pretty busy anyway!)