From the comfort of my tour bus seat, an ominous warning about desprendimientos 25 kilometers ahead was of no immediate concern. Nevertheless, I did wonder what all the fuss was about. A later trip to Google Translate revealed ominous pictures of roadways covered with landslides of giant boulders, but we were spared.
Our tour is taking us from the historic bullfighting town of Ronda across the Spanish National Highway A397 toward Puerto Banús then past Málaga and on to the Costa del Sol town of Torremolinos, where we will spend the night. I was mostly looking for an opportunity for a nap, but the scenery and road signs kept my attention as we rose up and across the stark beauty of the Sierra de las Nieves in Southern Andalusia.
I was glad I wasn’t driving – this was a twisty mountain road and the bus driver had to take it easy.