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Trip to Ayna - Little Spanish Switzerland

28th Apr - 1st May 2015. This 4 day / 3 night visit was packed with guided tours and other acitivities.
Below are just a few of the photos that were taken by the group during this most enjoyable experience.
The photos are organised into "sets" to make it easier to identify where they were taken.

Set A Day 1. Lunch time break on the journey, with visit to Bodega Bocapa, Petrer. Followed by lunch at Restaurante Braseríal Les Pedreres.
Set B Arrival at Hotel Felipe II, followed by a walk down to & along the river, and up to the town.
Set C Day 2. Visit to the water falls at the source of the Rio Mundo.
Set D Visit to town of Riópar, including the bronze/brass museum.
Set E Lunchtime walk along the river near the hotel (instead of eating!).
Set F Afternoon: Guided tour of Ayna.
Set G Day 3. Guided tour of Letur - an old town declared to be of historical interest.
Set H Afternoon: Guided tour of Liétor - La Iglesiaparroquial de Santiago and La Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Belén.
Set J Day 4. Journey to Chinchilla de Monte-Aragón and guided tour around the village.

Photographs by John Wilde, Clive White, Geoff Woodward and Jacqui/Ian Rogerson.

Click the first thumbnail to see the slideshow.

Ayna-Apr-2015
A00
A00
A01 Bodega Bocapa Tour
A01 Bodega Bocapa Tour
A02
A02
A03 Ted, Angela, Tony and Brenda
A03 Ted, Angela, Tony and Brenda
A04 All paying attention
A04 All paying attention
A05 Geoff and Tom
A05 Geoff and Tom
A07 Vats a plenty
A07 Vats a plenty
A08 Gillian enjoyed the lessons
A08 Gillian enjoyed the lessons
A09 Down to the important stuff - tasting
A09 Down to the important stuff - tasting
A10
A10
A11 Jacqui spoilt for choice
A11 Jacqui spoilt for choice
A12 That one will do nicely
A12 That one will do nicely
A13 Angela and Tony taste the pink stuff
A13 Angela and Tony taste the pink stuff
A14 Sylvie and Dennis
A14 Sylvie and Dennis
A15 After the Bodega, lunch at a nearby restaurant
A15 After the Bodega, lunch at a nearby restaurant
B01 Arrive at the Hotel
B01 Arrive at the Hotel
B02 Our coach in the corner
B02 Our coach in the corner
B03 Indoor swimming pool
B03 Indoor swimming pool
B04 View from hotel towards the village
B04 View from hotel towards the village
B05 Thats us
B05 Thats us
B06 View from the room
B06 View from the room
B10 Start of afternoon walk down to the river
B10 Start of afternoon walk down to the river
B11 Bottom of the steep path
B11 Bottom of the steep path
B12 near the river
B12 near the river
B13 View up towards Ayna
B13 View up towards Ayna
B14 Crossing the river
B14 Crossing the river
B15 Walking and talking
B15 Walking and talking
B16 Our hotel from the river level
B16 Our hotel from the river level
B17 Sun is starting to go down
B17 Sun is starting to go down
B18 Walking up through the town -
B18 Walking up through the town -
B19 - to a conveniently placed bar
B19 - to a conveniently placed bar
B20 Marjorie and Gillian try the evening meal
B20 Marjorie and Gillian try the evening meal
C00
C00
C01 Going to the source of the Rio Mundo
C01 Going to the source of the Rio Mundo
C02 Jenny and Christine
C02 Jenny and Christine
C03 Stairway to heaven
C03 Stairway to heaven
C04 Tony and Ken look on
C04 Tony and Ken look on
C05 Jacqui, Ian, Hilary, Karen, Angela and Clive
C05 Jacqui, Ian, Hilary, Karen, Angela and Clive
C06 Jacqui, Angela, Hilary, David, Karen and Clive
C06 Jacqui, Angela, Hilary, David, Karen and Clive
C07 Looking down onto the bridge
C07 Looking down onto the bridge
C08 Multiple levels of waterfalls
C08 Multiple levels of waterfalls
C09 Misty spray from highest waterfall
C09 Misty spray from highest waterfall
C10
C10
C11
C11
C12 Lower waterfall and pool
C12 Lower waterfall and pool
C13 Going downstream
C13 Going downstream
C14 Dennis get a different angle
C14 Dennis get a different angle
C15 Stunning views on the return walk
C15 Stunning views on the return walk
C16 Going back to the coach
C16 Going back to the coach
D01 Visit to Museo in Riopar
D01 Visit to Museo in Riopar
D02 where brass and bronze was machined
D02 where brass and bronze was machined
D03 Some of the old machines
D03 Some of the old machines
D05
D05
D06 Much of the complex now in ruins
D06 Much of the complex now in ruins
E01 Lunchtime walk for those who have eaten enough
E01 Lunchtime walk for those who have eaten enough
E02 Strange model in riverside garden
E02 Strange model in riverside garden
E03 Crossing point downstream
E03 Crossing point downstream
E04 Items from THAT film
E04 Items from THAT film
E05 Legless
E05 Legless
E06 Karen hurries past the funny people
E06 Karen hurries past the funny people
F00
F00
F01 Afternoon guided tour of our Ayna
F01 Afternoon guided tour of our Ayna
F02 Going up to Yedra castle
F02 Going up to Yedra castle
F03 Lets rock under Yedra castle
F03 Lets rock under Yedra castle
F04 Plaque at the castle
F04 Plaque at the castle
F05 Ayna church
F05 Ayna church
F06 Main entrance to church
F06 Main entrance to church
F07 Standalone bell tower
F07 Standalone bell tower
F08 Inside the church
F08 Inside the church
F09
F09
F15 In Ayna, you either go up or down
F15 In Ayna, you either go up or down
F20 Museum to THAT movie
F20 Museum to THAT movie
F21 Model of motorbike and sidecar
F21 Model of motorbike and sidecar
F22 Photos dedicated to the film
F22 Photos dedicated to the film
F23 Ceiling of the museo
F23 Ceiling of the museo
F30 Plaza Mayor
F30 Plaza Mayor
G00
G00
G01 Guided tour of Letur
G01 Guided tour of Letur
G01a
G01a
G02 Always starts with coffee
G02 Always starts with coffee
G03 Outside the tourist office
G03 Outside the tourist office
G04 Old entrance to the village
G04 Old entrance to the village
G05 Nice quiet corner
G05 Nice quiet corner
G06 Not so quiet now - tourists
G06 Not so quiet now - tourists
G06a
G06a
G07 Waterfall into man-made swimming pool
G07 Waterfall into man-made swimming pool
G08 Swimming pool
G08 Swimming pool
G09
G09
G10
G10
G11 Hilary, Jacqui and Sylvie
G11 Hilary, Jacqui and Sylvie
G12 Outside the church
G12 Outside the church
G13 Inside the Crypt
G13 Inside the Crypt
G14 In the Crypt, one of the residents
G14 In the Crypt, one of the residents
G15
G15
G16 Vaulted ceiling
G16 Vaulted ceiling
G17
G17
G20 Tour around the village streets
G20 Tour around the village streets
G21
G21
G22
G22
G23
G23
G24
G24
G25 More steps
G25 More steps
G26 Rockface marks edge of the old fortified village
G26 Rockface marks edge of the old fortified village
G27 Some special plant - only grows here
G27 Some special plant - only grows here
G28 Friend of Geoff - over 100 years old
G28 Friend of Geoff - over 100 years old
G30 Looking for the view
G30 Looking for the view
G31 The view
G31 The view
G32
G32
G33 Zoom in on the Poppies
G33 Zoom in on the Poppies
G34 Admiring the view
G34 Admiring the view
G35 Looking at you looking at us
G35 Looking at you looking at us
G36 Angela and our guides
G36 Angela and our guides
G37 Sylvie, Tom, Geoff and Jacqui
G37 Sylvie, Tom, Geoff and Jacqui
G38 Hilary and Clive
G38 Hilary and Clive
G38 Jacqui and Ian at lovers leap
G38 Jacqui and Ian at lovers leap
G39 David
G39 David
G99 Returning to the coach
G99 Returning to the coach
H00
H00
H01 Afternoon trip to Lietor
H01 Afternoon trip to Lietor
H01 Walking towards the church
H01 Walking towards the church
H03 The Church
H03 The Church
H04 Inside the church
H04 Inside the church
H05
H05
H06 Gilded Altar
H06 Gilded Altar
H07
H07
H10 Wash house
H10 Wash house
H30 Fuente de Pilar
H30 Fuente de Pilar
H31
H31
H32
H32
H33
H33
H34 Sylvia, Ken, Dennis, Roy, Jenny, Christine and Karen
H34 Sylvia, Ken, Dennis, Roy, Jenny, Christine and Karen
H40 Stairway down to the caves
H40 Stairway down to the caves
H41 Queuing for a look
H41 Queuing for a look
H42 One of the caves
H42 One of the caves
H43 Anglea waits while we admire the view
H43 Anglea waits while we admire the view
H44 The view
H44 The view
H45
H45
H50 Inside la iglesia Parroquial de Santiago Apostol
H50 Inside la iglesia Parroquial de Santiago Apostol
H51 Altar with Painted 3D effect
H51 Altar with Painted 3D effect
H52
H52
H60 Ermita de Belen
H60 Ermita de Belen
H61
H61
H62
H62
H63
H63
H64 Our Guide
H64 Our Guide
H65 The wooden ceiling
H65 The wooden ceiling
H66 Sylvia, Jacqui and Karen
H66 Sylvia, Jacqui and Karen
H70 Motorbike and sidecar from THAT film
H70 Motorbike and sidecar from THAT film
H80 Evening Cava Celebration
H80 Evening Cava Celebration
H81 For a wonderful trip - Thanks Angela and Tony
H81 For a wonderful trip - Thanks Angela and Tony
H82 Geoff enjoys the cava and company
H82 Geoff enjoys the cava and company
J00
J00
J01 Pena San Pedro
J01 Pena San Pedro
J02 Poppies of the area
J02 Poppies of the area
J03 More poppies
J03 More poppies
J04 Giant dragonfly
J04 Giant dragonfly
J05 Chinchilla Castle from the main road
J05 Chinchilla Castle from the main road
J06 Old Windmill outside town
J06 Old Windmill outside town
J10 Chinchilla de MonteAragon
J10 Chinchilla de MonteAragon
J10 Cloisters of Ermita de Rosario
J10 Cloisters of Ermita de Rosario
J11
J11
J12 Original bell tower
J12 Original bell tower
J13
J13
J14
J14
J15 Ready to move on
J15 Ready to move on
J16 Statues with removable hoods
J16 Statues with removable hoods
J17
J17
J20 Plaza de Mancha
J20 Plaza de Mancha
J21 Plaza de Mancha
J21 Plaza de Mancha
J22
J22
J23 Entrance to Plaza de Mancha
J23 Entrance to Plaza de Mancha
J24 Somewhere for lunch
J24 Somewhere for lunch
J39  Iglesia de Sta Maria del Salvador
J39 Iglesia de Sta Maria del Salvador
J40  Iglesia de Sta Maria del Salvador
J40 Iglesia de Sta Maria del Salvador
J41 Old roof timbers
J41 Old roof timbers
J42
J42
J43
J43
J50 Restored Cave houses
J50 Restored Cave houses
J51 With the castle above
J51 With the castle above
J52
J52
J53
J53
J54 Make your own shelves
J54 Make your own shelves
J55 Lost Gnome
J55 Lost Gnome
J56 View of village
J56 View of village
J56
J56
J60 Castillo de Chincilla
J60 Castillo de Chincilla
J61 Castillo de Chinchilla
J61 Castillo de Chinchilla
J62 Entrance - although it was closed to the public
J62 Entrance - although it was closed to the public
J63 Another Entrance - still closed
J63 Another Entrance - still closed
J70 Some unrestored cave houses near the castle
J70 Some unrestored cave houses near the castle
J71
J71
J72 View from near the castle
J72 View from near the castle
J75
J75
Z99
Z99
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