La Posada de Alajar
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... our host Craig's wife Sascha met us with nice picnic lunch of sandwich meats and bread, tortilla espanola, flan, junk food, salads, and a dessert box from a bakery, fortification for the hour long uphill slog back to Cortelazor where our week of trekking ended.
For dinner we went back to Maricastana, the more upscale of Castano de Robledo’s two restaurants for another gourmet dinner of locally sourced foods. I chose ...
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 ...
... pig too and the dessert of locally grown chestnuts preserved in syrup over vanilla ice cream was superb! Pork has come to be known as "the other white meat" because it’s generally light-colored when cooked despite being the flesh of a large mammal. The flesh of the local acorn-fed Iberico breed of pig, though, is far from white, and the cooked loin meat is as red and dark as that of beef with a far richer flavor than the normal pork I’m used ...
geological names than I’ve seen in caves elsewhere. The normal tour is only in
Spanish, but our guide Craig (of Scottish background) is a geologist by
training and was able to explain them all in English with enormous enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, though, they don’t allow pictures in the caverns, except of
course the one their photographer will take of you for which they’ll charge you
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 ...