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Malaga and Costa del Sol. Photowalks

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

Continue our way to the checkpoint of the Royal paths, which we started at the North entrance,

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

And passed along a winding mountain valley, the bottom of which lies a reservoir Gaitanejo.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

This vessel originates from the three dams - Conde de Guadalhorce, Guadalhorce and Guadalteba.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

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.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

At the bottom of emerald water are bottled up to 100 meters.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

propped up with Gaitanejo dam, built in 1924-1927 year.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

Here starts the gorge of Gaitanes (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes), which is a Hiking trail on the Caminito del Rey.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

Closer to the gorge, the banks of the reservoir become cooler.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

To the East you can see the smooth top of the ridge Finca-El-Manco.

El Chorro. Range Finca El Manco

About half a mile from the dam a small area (map).

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off Today and the tables are densely occupied by the family company.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

This is a good place to eat before the main part of the route.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

And just sit in the silence of coastal vegetation.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

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.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

But linger still had - as you pass by this miracle of nature?

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

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.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)

wind and water have created them fancy reliefs.

El Chorro. Gaitanejo reservoir (Embalse de Gaitanejo)