Yesterday it rained most of the day but the sun made a welcome return and this afternoon we walked from Cortijo del Montana to Cortijo del Fraile.
The countryside is begin to look fresher and nowhere more so than the vast irrigated plateau of Cortijo del Fraile behind Rodalquilar where they were harvesting lettuce this afternoon a contrast from the typical Almerian landscape at the abandoned Cortijo Montana.
We also saw in the fields cabbage, brocolli, cauliflower, parsley and fennel all no doubt destined for northern european markets.
It shows what can be achieved without covering the landscape with plastic greenhouses – not permitted here in the Parque Natural.
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