Imagine if you came up with a new technology that was carbon neutral, completely renewable and capable of providing a community with all the food and water it needed, probably forever. The only catch is that this is 1,000 years ago – and that in order to make it work, you have to convince people to risk their lives on the dangerous task of carving a channel around the cliff edges of a mountain – by hand!
Well, congratulations – someone actually succeded at doing exactly that!
Take a hike to a beautiful white village in the south of Spain near Malaga, and then follow the irrigation channel that was carved around the side of that mountain 1,000 years ago – when this part of Spain was called “Al-Andalus”, and was under Islamic rule.
The irrigation channel is still in use today.
I shot this HD video with the original DJI Osmo Pocket. It was the perfect camera to take on a hike such as this, and the quality of the audio was surprisingly good. I’d used this camera before before in my Gibraltar video – but I was still testing and experimenting with this amazing little camera when I took it on this hike.
If you are near Malaga and are interested in this experience, here’s how to find it online:
You can also organise it via airbnb experiences, which is how we came to find it:
[This video has optional subtitles in English]