Friday, 27 January 2017

Santo Domingo de Silos and Lerma, Burgos Province.

A visit to a Bodega for Jayne's Birthday and a couple of long dog walks.

Lerma Parador.
I started the day with a long walk up the hill behind the house with Patch in the snow, during the walk I picked up 3x Bramblings (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla) mixed in with a larger flock of Common Chaffinches (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs). During the walk I also saw Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), a female Goshawk (Azor Común / Accipitor gentillis) and several Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica).
Plaza de Santa Clara, Lerma.
Both Patch and I returned rather damp, I sorted my self out and then Santi, Howard, Jayne and I went out to celebrate Jayne's birthday with a visit to Lerma where after a walk around part of the old town we called at Bodegas Sierra and had a very pleasant and educational tour as well as a few tasters and lessons in how to drink wine properly. Thanks to Santi and Howard for sorting this.
The view from Plaza de Santa Clara, Lerma.
The wine was great and we bought a few bottles for the future, we drunk a bottle with our evening meal at Santi's and a bottle which the guy at the Bodega gave Jayne for her birthday we consumed shortly after getting and it was very good.
The beautiful birthday girl in Plaza de Santa Clara, Lerma.
Some of the wine.
Having a great time.
A lesson in how to drink wine properly.
Santi looking for a straw.

A glass or two.
The lesson continues.

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