Heading North, out from Cazorla and down, down, down to Ubeda and Baeza, you realise why here in Andalucía, every bar, in every street, in every town is happy to give you a fresh bowl of olives, (even if there are eight of you sharing a coca cola).
Jaen province, specifically the Comarca de la Loma, is the worlds biggest Extra Virgin Olive oil producer….Over 6 million trees….The shot at the header, which I had great fun turning into a lith’y kinda thing, shows you a tiny, weeny, itsy-bitsy, smidgey, ickley mini-bit of what lasts for kilometre after kilometre after kilometre, almost ad nauseum….You could drown in bloody olives.
If you like gently undulating hillsides in the soft colours of sand and green then you’re well away…….But, after 20 clicks, I was more than happy to turn tail and head back into the high ground. Luckily that 20 clicks was enough to put us in reach of both Ubeda, the town that featured in the last post, and Baeza that crops up, (amongst some other random pics,) here on Mountain Man No4.
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde