A fox on the Abantos

Last week we were sitting at the summit of the Abantos, the mountain high above San Lorenzo de El Escorial. After a few minutes we were joined by a small, confident fox who spent a few minutes with us before deciding we had no food to offer and wondering off over the hill. Continue reading A fox on the Abantos


Within an easy drive of Madrid there is the beautifully preserved town of Pedraza. It made its money long ago through weaving and trading in merino wool, the quality of which rivalled the best Europe could produce. Today, the main industry is tourism, although there are still workshops producing furniture, pewter and ironwork. Well worth … Continue reading Pedraza