Song and Dance in Santaella

SantaellaDate of Stay June 13: Another mystery campsite for you to determine for yourselves as part of the Andalusian Detours trip.  We stayed a couple of nights and enjoyed an interesting, if somewhat long, day out visiting an olive farm, a vineyard, a wildlife sanctuary and an equestrian centre.  I feel tired just typing it again!

The olive oil at the farm was , of course, amazing and 5 litres were purchased.  The vineyard had an amazing award winning sweet digestif wine – good with cheese or desert or any kind – 4 bottles were purchased, we didn’t buy a horse or bring anything back from the wildlife lake.

Interesting ‘factoid’ for you.  Before modern farming methods, Olive Trees were planted in groups of three so the workers could be in the shade whilst picking.  Now, they are planted in straight lines for mechanical picking.  Take a look and you will be able to spot the older olive groves at a glance.

The campsite was close by Santaella and a guided walk was organised.  It is a beautiful Andalusian town with yet more amazing views.  There were quite a few flys about which apparently is an early summer issue from time to time.  The site produced a great meal in the evening and also provided entertainment by way of the couple in the photo who danced and sang to traditional Spanish music (by the way, he is a council worker married with children and she, unfortunately, already has a boyfriend!).  Apart from the flys, this was a good couple of days.
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