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... salad of mixed lettuce, local goat cheese, ground local hazelnuts, and a sherry vinaigrette dressing followed by something called Capricho de Sarrano, a dish which turned out to be medium-cooked medallions of local Iberico pork wrapped in local Jamon de Iberico with a touch of sauce made with local goat cheese. It tasted incredible, but they say you are what you eat and all this pork is turning me into a little piggy. Once ...
Yet again the weather was not particularly cooperative and “The
Rain in Spain……..” struck again. Our host/guide Craig laid out some
alternatives to the 18 km (11 mile) loop hike we were scheduled to undertake on
what was forecast to be a very showery day, but the consensus was to do our
long hike as planned and promised. I consider Colorado home, a place where it
rarely rains for very long and people generally pass on ...
Tuesday dawned clearer and warmer, good news for the long
hike planned for the day mostly along the ridge tops of the highest peaks in
the Sierra. I should point out that this was somewhat less dramatic than it
might sound. The peaks in the area are only about 900 meters (3,000 feet) and
the walk along the ridge was through woods and farms with only occasional good
vistas across the mountains. The last part of the hike ...
... br> though it’s early April, Spain’s position in the same time zone as most of
continental Europe results in it getting light very late and dark very late
during daylight savings time. A 9:30 departure represents a fairly early start
to the day.
Well, by the time we started walking the thunder and
lightning had ended but rain was still coming down steadily. The plan for the
day’s hike was to start at a ...
... Aracena but were brought by settlers
from Asturias in northern Spain brought in to area to help reestablish Spanish
settlement after the Christian Reconquista of these parts. The chestnuts are a
small cottage industry now, including things like preserves and flour as well
as sent out of the area for use as additives in foods. In contrast to the
evergreen oak forests the chestnuts in the high country are still not in leaf