We were of to Almachar, my ‘Views from the Hills‘ group, were in for a treat. A chance to explore a neighbouring village up in the mountains, not quite on most of our doorsteps, and definitely off the beaten track, the ‘Pueblo blanco’ of Almachar .
We all met at Meson Punto Europa a Venta/Bar now being run by one of our members Catherine, we were greeted by a huge log fire, hot coffee & home made cakes. New ladies were welcomed before we were led on a guided tour around the wonderful village. Steep hills, cobbled streets, and views to afar, sun shining – perfect.
Almachar is famous for its vines and grapes are collected and dried to make Sultanas / pasas, it is an ancient algricultural method which is still in practise today. a rustic and quaint museum explains the process, and displays beautifully, a typical village house.
The cold air, and brisk walk, built our appetites, so we returned to the Venta, for a delicious and wholesome lunch of Harira Soup, and a tipple or two of local wine.
A great start to the week, blew away the cobwebs, and confirmed once more exploring with friends, makes memory moments.