Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My dad sent me this email and it was definately a trip to watch!

El Caminito del Rey (The King's pathway) is a walkway, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in Málaga , Spain .. The walkway has gone many years without maintenance, and is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state. It is only one meter in width, a! nd ; ;over a 700-meter fall, and over time it has also lost its handrail. Some parts of the walkway have completely collapsed and have been replaced by a beam and a metallic wire on the wall. Many people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years. After four people died in two accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed the entrances. However, adventurous tourists still find their way on to the walkway.


Katrina Hope said...

oh my gosh- i feel a little queezy after watching that!

Anonymous said...

Jeshua & I say this guy is stupid! but it's cool. We wouldn't do it, well maybe, but it sure is a beautiful view.

love much
tina & jeshua

Oh' one last comment... Jeshua says "it's nuts!"