El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)
Continue our way to the checkpoint of the Royal paths, which we started at the North entrance,
And passed along a winding mountain valley, the bottom of which lies a reservoir Gaitanejo.
This vessel originates from the three dams - Conde de Guadalhorce, Guadalhorce and Guadalteba.
Reservoir is just a quiet river flowing through a wide and winding canyon in the upper reaches are quite narrow, some places up to 10 meters.
At the bottom of emerald water are bottled up to 100 meters.
propped up with Gaitanejo dam, built in 1924-1927 year.
Here starts the gorge of Gaitanes (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes), which is a Hiking trail on the Caminito del Rey.
Closer to the gorge, the banks of the reservoir become cooler.
To the East you can see the smooth top of the ridge Finca-El-Manco.
About half a mile from the dam a small area (map).
off Today and the tables are densely occupied by the family company.
This is a good place to eat before the main part of the route.
And just sit in the silence of coastal vegetation.
to Relax I had no time, as it was approaching the time specified in my booking where it was recommended to come 10 minutes early, so I hurried on.
But linger still had - as you pass by this miracle of nature?
Geology of this area - one of the most interesting in the province of Malaga. The gorge and surrounding mountains were formed by convergence of the African and Iberian continental plates that led to the deformation of geological layers.
wind and water have created them fancy reliefs.