Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Cortes de la Frontera lunch

At last we made it up the mountain on the little train from San Roque.   The first time we tried, last year, the company had closed the line for upgrading.   The next time, we arrived way too early and we hadn't made arrangements beforehand to get Yin and Yang fed their supper so we went to Gibraltar instead.   The next two times there were such wild storms there was no point.   So we were delighted when, last Sunday, it was glorious weather and the little train took us up for Sunday lunch with our friends from nearby Sotogrande.

This is the train much loved by  walkers in the Alcornacales National Park - it will go all the way to Ronda but an early morning fast train can take you to Granada.....a trip we will make one day.   Today the train was full of 3-generation Spanish families enjoying a trip together.

We had lunch in the  wonderful setting of the El Gecko hotel and restaurant, whose sun terrace at the back overlooks the river.   Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding is something neither of us has had for many, many years:  fresh veg were beautifully cooked and to top off the meal we had crepe Suzette....all delicious.   Here's a link to their website www.elgeckohotel.com ,   A  British couple, Maxine and Bill, will give you a warm welcome.

And now for the slide show .....I hope