Sunday, January 31, 2010

Almond Blssom trip - February 18th

Our first trip of 2010 is to the delightful Genal Valley, part of the Serriana de Ronda, rightly prized as a National treasure in Spain.

This winter we have had one of our wettest in memory and rivers and lakes will be looking their best. The plant life will have benefited enormously too from winter rains so we can hope - as far as nature ever lets us - that the mountains, hillsides and valleys will be full of blossom and flowers. This usually encourages wildlife too and the valley is home to rare eagles and vultures, to deer and wild boar.
Around the white villages, and there are 16 of them in the valley, there are orchards with oranges, lemons, limes, plums and sweet chestnuts. These are used in the production of marmalades, preserves and sweetmeats. You will be allowed to buy!
So come and join us. The trip as always includes
  1. a stop for tostado and coffee
  2. lunch
  3. Gina
We set off from outside the Solbank near the municipal market at 9.00 and hope to get you bak by 6 or 7 in the evening.
Will you see a Griffon Vulture?
  Find out on February 18th

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