Hotel Galaroza Sierra
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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 ...
... and away to the quite large and
somewhat industrial hilltop village of Jabugo. The name Jabugo makes Spaniards’
mouths water because it is a D.O.C. (Dominion Origen Controlee), a specific
area only from which a particular product which meats specific standards and
production processes can be produced, essentially a mark of quality. In this case
it is Spanish cured hams, and the town is full of industrial sized curing sheds
for the hams.
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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...