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For our last full day in the Sierra Aracena the day dawned bright despite a few more torrential downpours through the night. We started with a short drive to the nearby village of Fuenteheridos from which the walk was started through a broad valley populated by gentleman estate owners from the cities and their preferred versions of agriculture – horses, cattle, sheep, and a few orchards instead of pigs. We progressed over a ...
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 ...
... through the Phoenician, Roman, and Visigothic eras and through the Middle Ages, and the area is considered to be the oldest continuously mined area in the world. Despite the extended history, the reality is the era when most of the mineral extraction occurred was a 90 year period beginning around 1870 when several British mining companies started exploiting the copper and other mineral ores on a grand scale. One of those companies was the Rio Tinto ...
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 ...
... during the day between 12 noon and dinner (dinner is generally served between 8pm and 10pm in Spain). We have a tendency to go out for tapas have a glass of wine or a soft drink at ‘Aussie’ lunch/dinner time partake of a tapas or two as we watch the world go by and call it our meal.
Old Seville is a beautiful city to walk around and get lost in. Narrow one way streets and pedestrian only laneways twist and turn this way and ...