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Diary of our journey through life - the dream continues ...

We spend the morning again in the old town around the huge cathedral, stroll through the narrow streets and let the atmosphere of this historical environment work its magic on us. But then we head south, through a landscape that is increasingly hilly towards Utrera, which is characterized by endless, now withered sunflower fields, harvested wheat fields and countless olive trees that defy the shimmering heat. The reservoir below the first of the so-called white villages, near Zahara de la Sierra, offers us a wonderfully refreshing change, and we decide to spend the day and night here on the lonely shore.

It's difficult for us to break away from the refreshing water on our doorstep, but we have to go, we have an appointment with my sister and her family in Estepona. Via the narrow pass road of the Punto de las Palomas and another of the white villages, via Grazalema, we come to Ronda, which had its origins in Moorish times. The winding old town nestles on a rock plateau that is divided into two parts by a 160 meter deep gorge. Three bridges, including the impressive Puente Nuevo from 1793, connect the two districts today as they did then.

The road now meanders over a thousand meters down to the Mediterranean Sea, and the closer we get, the denser the development with hotels, fincas and golf courses becomes, so that ultimately not a meter of natural landscape remains. Nevertheless, on the outskirts of Estepona, we find a place to stay by the sea, not far from my sister's domicile, which we surprise a day earlier than expected.

Seville - Utrera - Zahara - Grazalema - Ronda - Estepona - 81 days on the road - 6140 km