We had a great adventure on Sunday hiking into the gorge of the Celzadillas Creek near Almadén de la Plata. I was inspired by Crocodile Dundee as I led the intrepid group on the short but challenging trail which took us high above the gorge to view the falls from the rocky heights above. A group of canyoners in wet-suits were descending the main falls with ropes so we decided to hike into the gorge for a closer look. It was a challenging route over the slippery rocks but a stunning and delightful space of natural beauty. We then hiked around to the narrow gorge of the lower falls where several pearl-smooth boulders are lodged between the walls of the gorge. We hiked out of the cold shady gorge on the northern route to the top of the main falls where the early afternoon sun shone finely on us before rock hopping our way back upstream to our starting point. Back in Almadén de la Plata we had a fine filling meal in the Casa Concha, a place that welcomes pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. The English students decided that the Rioja was more appealing than an afternoon hike to Corvacho Hill to see the Roman marble quarry, so there we stayed for a couple of hours in the delightful afternoon sun, with plenty of stimulating conversation!