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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
I woke Monday morning to the rumble of distant thunder,
storms that made it to Castano del Robledo with pouring rain and frequent
lighting in time for breakfast. Craig decided to delay our departure until it
let up somewhat since the forecast was for improving weather through the day.
We set out by car to a small village named Navahermosa to start our hike about
one hour later than our planned 9:30 departure. I should point out ...