Manzanil Area de Servicio Hotel
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So, I can report that the rain in Spain does not stay mainly on the plain. We are in the centre of an impressive storm this morning. Saves watering the plants though.
I can report that J is gearing up to do an entry but don't hold your breath.
Meanwhile here are a few random photos.
... fruit similar to a plum/ greengage / apricot. I’ve just read that the stones are toxic. Useful to know.
The nispero is so important to the village that they hold an annual festival celebrating the harvest. This was a couple of weeks ago but the harvest continues. Chef will be attempting some Nispero recipes in due course but for the time being we have a fruit bowl full of them….
... king of Scots, was killed whilst raiding the Moorish castle of Teba at the behest of the Christian King Alfonso of Spain. After a bloody battle the Moors were defeated by the Christians and the heart of Robert the Bruce was returned to Scotland, to be discovered only in the 1990s underneath a cathedral. Fascinating tale. Think Braveheart the movie. Because Teba is very out of the way and off the main tourist trail, you can still ...
... are still being built. There are 120 pitches and only 4 motorhomes here when we arrived. There is a frame for a sunshade stretching across some of the pitches. Lucky for us several rows don’t have it, as we can’t fit underneath.
We spent the first evening looking through the camping book and checking other campsites. There is a fully serviced camping ground further on towards Cadiz and 2 ...
... But the views are splendid nevertheless and the weather is superb - not a cloud in the sky, though cold enough to be wearing a cagoule (and by the standards of southern Spain, that's pretty cold!). By the time I get to the Collado de Carneros, it's time to start breaking into my lunch box.
The Collado is the lowest point between Cerro Puerto and Malascamas. It's at about 1500m, about 800m above the Fabrica, and today it's where I get to the snow line. It's also where a ...
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