Author Archives: Finca del Rio

Jam from the vineyard apricot trees

This year the apricot trees have produced loads of fruit. This could have been down to the unusual rainfall we had during the past winter. I decided it was time to try to make my own jam. Previous attempts last … Continue reading

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Walk from La Canada del Real Tesoro (Estacion de Cortes) to Estacion de Jimera de Libar

The walk starts either at the railway station or Hotel El Gecko at La Canada del Real Tesoro. Follow the road towards Salitre/Gaucin walking past the Parra bar, a last chance for a coffee or something stronger, and after crossing … Continue reading

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La Casa de Piedra – the House of Stone

One winter’s night in the Parra Bar in La Canada del Real Tesoro a question was asked about the strange hollowed out boulder which lies alongside the old drovers’ track which ascends next to our vineyard from La Canada to … Continue reading

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The Romeria at Salitre

It’s May time, with long summer days, not with the harsh heat of July and August, but with softer warmth, along with blossom and spring flowers and its also when the fiesta days of the San Isidro Romeria occur. It … Continue reading

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Molly the Lost and now Found Bassett Hound

It was late June when Geordie Paul walked into the Hotel Gecko with a thin and worn dog that had been abandoned at a Gas and restaurant service station near Manilva. Molly’s first pic, thin and worn The bar downstairs … Continue reading

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