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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 ...
rainy days because there are so many better days to do them. But if my nine
English travel companions held that attitude they’d rarely get out of their
houses, and so were not phased by the forecast rain.
And rain it did – off and on for probably about half the
time during our long day’s walk. The scenery, at least what I was able to see
of it in rain and low clouds, was quite similar to that on our other days ...
... descent route and the town about 300 meters (1,000
feet) below. The town of Almonaster la Real was originally a Roman settlement
but contained a monastery during Visigothic times from which it begot its
Arabicized name Almonaster during the Moorish era. The lasting remains of that
epoch is a significant tenth-century Mezquita (mosque) dramatically located on
a hill above town.
From Almonaster La Real our posada hosts ...
... Serrano Ham, Marinated Red Pepper Salad, and Marinated Chargrilled Cuttlefish
and Onion Salad. The main course was local Lomo de Cerdo Iberico en Salsa de
Queso de Cabra (Loin of Iberian Pig in Goat Cheese Sauce). The local produced
cheese in the Sierra de Aracena is made mostly from goat milk but more closely
resembles the better known Manchego cheese which is usually made from sheep
milk. It was a somewhat unusually flavored dish.
The first day’s hike was naturally going to be a preparatory
one for the longer ones, a relatively easy loop hike of 13 kilometers (8 miles)
up over a ridge and down into the town of Alajar and back. The morning started
about a little misty but the skies cleared up nicely later in the morning for a
nice day overall.
As it turns out, the chestnuts Castna del Robledo is named
for are not in fact native to ...