The walk up to the Torre (Tower) on Cap D'Or (Golden Point) is one of our favourite "local" walks that we try to do as a couple on every visit to Moraira. This is partly because it is visible from our terrace, very close, does not take too long and has wonderful views of our coastline. This is one of the worst bits, the steep roads up from Portet to the start of the footpath and Rosemary pauses to get her breath back.
Once past the initial steep path it becomes a bit easier with splendid views of Portet and Moraira yacht marina against the backdrop of the Sierra Bernia Mountains. Whilst this time of year is not as colourful as spring (with masses of flowers) there are still bushes of Rosemary (!), Heather and Gorse on all sides.
Now turning right around the corner we are on the seaward side and looking northwards to Cap de la Nau, the most easterly part of the Costa Blanca. Whilst there is not a sheer drop to the sea it is still steep enough to need a good head for heights.
Another 180 degree turn to the right and the path leads up to our objective, the Tower. By this time it is so windy that it's difficult to keep your cap on! At this time of year at this altitude the wind can be very chilly indeed.
Reaching the Tower the only shelter from the wind is at the back, sadly for us this was occupied by a Spanish courting couple (no photo!) We decided to retreat to a beach bar in Portet.
Just time on the way down for a view south towards Calpe and the Penon de Ifach also in the mist behind the towers of Benidorm. The gathering dark clouds also had their own message for haste, this is not a good spot to get caught in a rainstorm in November.
We had to admire the surf far below the cliff.
The rain started just as we reached the road but we were soon at the beach. Then lunch at the beach bar (inside!) at Portet to end a nice morning's walk on a changeable autumn day. By the time we were half way through lunch the sun had reappeared and the surf was sparkling.