Cool Summer so far..

Rock climbing season is underway!

Rock climbing season is underway! (Foto: Carmen)

What a strange year it’s been so far! Summery conditions to start the year, days and days of sun in January followed by a week of Winter at the month’s end, with rain and snowfall. Then two almost completely dry, sun-filled months in February-March, Springy-Summer, succeeded by a kind of return to Winter in April-May with many days of rain and snowfall. Things heated up in second half of May, but then we had a relatively very cool month of June until the heatwave that threatens these last days of the month. Weird weather indeed (once again!)..

Hiking towards Peñalara

Hiking towards Peñalara

So this cool June has been perfect for outdoor activities, and we’ve been getting out there, rock-climbing, mountain biking, hiking, shooting arrows in the forest, and more.

Archer about to shoot!

Archer about to shoot!

Riding the mountain train to Puerto de Navacerrada allows for cool downhill biking in the evenings on the days that the temps do go up a bit..

Downhill biking..in the shade!

Downhill biking..in the shade!

The tops of the mountains still retain the last vestiges of Winter (even if a very scarce one) though the residual snowfields gradually dwindle..doesn’t look like they will make it to July this year.

Hiking past the last small snowfields

Hiking past the last small snowfields

 

 

About coldspringdays

Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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