Today I walked about 12 miles to Logrono. I saw my first almond orchard (not a very good looking one).
According to a French couple from Bordeaux, these are old growth Tempranillo vines.
But as the Spanish say, the French think they know everything, but they don’t know (anything) – it may or may not be true. All of the old vines look like miniature trees with the grapes hanging from the branches. Only the young vines have trellises.
The olive orchards are also a lot different than in California. The trees are very old, but they are only about 6 feet tall so you can pick the olives without a ladder.