“IN the softening light of the afternoon I drove high up and found a spot where I could see the whole valley, green and lovely and apparently inaccessible.”
That is the description of life in one quiet corner of Granada’s Alpujarras area by one of the founding members of Genesis, Chris Stewart.
Writing in his seminal book Driving Over Lemons, published in 1999, the ex-drummer extols the rolling beauty of the fertile hills that sit below the snow-capped Sierra Nevada.
After buying his El Valero farm near Orgiva in 1988 with wife Ana, Stewart – like many other expats of the era – upped sticks and left the UK in search of a simpler life.
But that paradise, home to thousands of expats and locals alike, is now under threat.