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 ...
... shrimp – which are served whole in Spain with heads and
all). While the Lomo Iberico with the goat cheese sauce three nights earlier
was a little strong in flavor for my tastebuds, this evening’s Solomillo de
Iberico (Pork tenderloin) with a sauce of cream, sherry, and local mushrooms
was exquisite. Nevertheless, after almost a week of eating swine twice a day I’ll
be ready for some alternative protein source once I leave the Sierra.
Yet another day in the Sierra dawns gray and rainy, this time as forecast. This was officially the tour's free day, the one without otherwise planned hikes or activities. Of the several options we were offered, which also included self-guided rainy day hikes, a trip to Seville on the public bus, and sitting around at the posada, nearly all in our group of 10 gravitated towards a day trip to Las Minas de Rio Tinto.
Much of Andalusia’s ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...