Sierra Morena mountain refuge has finally opened the second week of Sepetember. We had the first visitors. It was a very nice couple from Manchester. From the first minute they enjoyed the tranquility of the place, the food, the music, and the walking. They also helped us harvesting tomato, pumpkin, marrow from the garden, they liked it very much.
They rested from their busy life and they did a lot of exercise as well, last day we did over twenty kilometers, we all enjoyed getting back to the refuge after a stormy and windy end. We took a shower, started the fire and were delighted with good wine from our neighbour town Cabeza la Vaca.
Dinner was all local dishes, like tortilla de patata (spanish omelette), crema de calabazín (marrow, potato cream), lentejas con chorizo (lentils with chorizo).
The first day we took them around the refuge, so they familiarize with the surroundings, we went down to the spring and we followed the little path until we arrived to a gorge, the scenery was fantastic. We ate figs from the trees, grapes and berries. Another day they went to Tentudía monastery, they were very lucky to spot several griffon vultures rising on the thermals.
I think they also enjoyed being around us, because we are Spanish and we shared with them the insights. Spain is very different, and in each little town we find particularities unknown to the outsider. They loved simple things like a fresh tomato, goat cheese from our neighbours, stars in the sky, moon lite, wooden beds and scenery from their room.