the serra in September.


During the month of September, in Serra de Tramuntana (and our blog and social networks) a great many things have happened.

Every Monday, we have looked through your retinas in order to capture the best images labelled with the hashtag #SerradeTramuntana of the weekend. From daytrips to boatrips, photographs of roadside views, rains, storms, strawberry bushes and (semi) deserted villages.

We have spoken to you about the  special characteristics of  the Malvasía wine harvest, yielded in Banyalbufar and Escorca and collected (sometimes by donkey because of difficulties with access) at different times, depending on the hours of daylight each of the plots where it is grown receives.

A question of orientation, logistics…and the rapport between man and nature.

We interviewed Alberto Fernández, organiser of Eres Negre, ex−broker from the Madrid Stock Exchange, rescuer of the Tomàtiga de Ramellet and lover of the Serra, recognised as “the most Mallorcan of Mallorcans”.

We spoke to him about roots; those shared by tomato plants, grapevines and black music, that maintain your stomach, head, heart and feet on the ground so they can feel the earth, and the value and importance of tradition, in contrast to our reality with its ‘objective’ foreigner’s view - which measures it with all its force.

We were in admiration of the the vision of the Serra de Tramuntana that Xim Izquierdo, our featured photographer of the month, communicates in his powerful landscapes of this terrain lashed by wind, converting its rocks and stones into temples to the wild and accidental beauty of natural locations.

We paid homage to the engineer Parietti with a contemporary fiction based on the most famous legend about the construction of the highway at Sa Calobra - the one that tells how the engineer came up with the design following a route established by goats, with an incline that descends 800 metres…

And we picked up on a photographic report of the enormous work that the Associations of Defence and Protection of Animals in the Serra de Tramuntana are developing, that connects with private individuals who have good intentions and little fear about taking care of domestic animals that are abandoned, lost or wounded in wooded or steep land.

Moreover, we have shared images and schedules for the Fira del Mar, the XL Aplec excursions to the Catalan Countries, the Fira Dolça, the Converses de Formentor and a route for relaxed hikers between Sóller and Fornalutx.

So that has been our month of September.  Shall we descend together until October?