One of the benefits of travelling on the smaller provincial roads and the upgrading of many of those roads in recent years, is that you can frequently find short abandoned lengths of the original road. Much like Ox Bow lakes left by a river as it changes course, they can often make excellent spots to … Continue reading Scenes from Losar de la Vera to Mombeltran
'Placencia to Losar de la Vera via Garganta la Olla, a Monastery and a Graveyard - Part 1' can be seen here. Not far from Garganta is the Monasterio de Yuste (Monastery of St. Just) established by the Heironymite order of monks in 1402. It was burnt to the ground during the Peninsular War in … Continue reading Plasencia to Losar de la Vera via Garganta la Olla, a Monastery and a Graveyard – Part 2
After a cooler and breezier day in Placencia again, it was time to head back into the countryside and to press on along the southern edge of the Sierra de Gredos. As if, in acknowledgement, the breeze had departed and the sun was out making it a gloriously bright, almost hot, late autumn day. Driving … Continue reading Plasencia to Losar de la Vera via Garganta la Olla, a Monastery and a Graveyard – Part 1.