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We are going around the bottom of the Pico Boer, in the direction of Portes hill. This is called the "Barranco" path as we are walking above a quarry from which a large amount of the rock used to build the road that goes to Tossa del Mar was extracted. To your left, the d'en Cirera coast, where we're now going up, in the direction of Pico Gros (antennas). We already start to see granite blocks and castles between the trees. We pass a sparse cork oak grove. Small trees, often with various bases, new growths from the recovery of a burnt or over-exploited forest which must grow in fine, rocky, dry soil. Holm oaks are typical of this siliceous land with a mild, relatively rainy climate. When they coexist with holm oaks, cork oaks move to sunnier, drier spots whilst the holm oaks stay in the valleys and shady streams. The species that accompany the cork oaks are similar to those of the coastal holm oak groves but with variations where the forest has changed. For this reason, we now mainly find juniper, Spanish lavender, rosemary and rock-rose, amongst others.