First, a photo of the pretty little square in Fernán Perez this morning. It was early, but already the bar had clients sitting outside enjoying a drink.
Later we discovered some old and remote open mine workings while walking our dogs in the hills near our home.
The workings were accessed by a rough track near the rim of what looked like an extinct volcanic crater.
The surrounding countryside, with the mountains of the Sierra de la Higuera, deep ravines and not a sign of human habitation, was quite dramatic.
Above the workings are a series of caves, some of which seem to have been used for storage.
Nearby, embedded in the lava, we found a mass of fossilised sea shells which were fascinating.
Here is a photo of some of the mineral samples we have collected from around here in the last couple of weeks. It must be even more interesting for those who are knowledgeable about geology.