13-Dec-2005 -- I visited this confluence on the last day of my trip to Spain. I had been staying with a good friend in Comares, a village up in the mountains northeast of Malaga. She was curious about the project and interested in an excursion with an unusual goal.
After driving down to lunch in Velez-Malaga, we twisted our way out of town and took the most amazing route up, around, up again, and through a pass in the mountains to a high plateau filled with rich farmland (and the only straight roads I saw on my entire trip).
The confluence is in an olive grove in beautiful soft rolling hills, less than a quarter of a mile from a major road. We parked at the side of the road, and I walked up into the grove while my friend took her camera in the other direction.
A walk of five minutes took me to the precise coordinates. It was a gorgeous cool fall afternoon, distant sounds of farm machinery and barking dogs and the smell of wood smoke in the air. I took the compass point and GPS photos first, then backed off to get the general view of the confluence.
As I wandered through the trees, I saw the lovely view of Alhama de Granada in the distance. While nothing much has changed since the first visit to this spot, I was struck with how much greener things are at this time of year (mid- December) than they were in May.