Yesterday we walked the mile down the road into the village of Iznate to explore. It is a typical little village of this area, being built into the hillsides with white washed buildings. We were going to do a video but it is windy again today so the sound quality wouldn’t have been great so instead I took lots of photo’s that I hope you will enjoy…….
The soil here is very dry and made up with lots of scale. So, there is a problem with subsidence. There are lots of half derelict buildings dotted around that have literally had the ground fall away from under them. These boulders are one way of attempting to hold the hillside back….
These methods don’t always work though…..last winter after some particularly heavy rains two portions of the road literally fell away down the hill!!!! yikes, keeping fingers crossed for a dry winter this year.
And of course lots of stray cats…….
One of the best things about Iznate (from a former Personal Trainers perspective of course) is that they have a little outside gym area with about half a dozen or so resistance machines that work on your own body weight. They seem to be a common thing here as we have seen them in other towns/villages as well. I don’t know how much they are used but we had a go and they are effective and a really good idea. So, I think we will be popping down to the ‘gym’ over the coming months.
Iznate also boast two bars, two supermarkets, a bank and on the afternoon we were there some sort of live music for vodaphone was going on!! not bad for a little village in the hills…….