A Day at the Press

Local unloading his Olives wearing slippers in the rain

I normally try and paint a rosy picture about life here but this was a truly miserable day.

We cobbled together 500kgs of Olives and headed up to Arboleas, our 1st time at this particular press, for our 1 O’clock appointment. After picking the Olives in 20+ degs we now had 13 degs and rain. After hanging around for 2 hours we finally got to empty the trailer at 3 O’clock. Now we’re there we thought until SeƱorita Olivo decided it was lunch time, “Can you come back in 2 hours!”

We retired to the filling station next door for very nice 3 course Menu Del Dia for 8.5 euros. Refreshed we headed back to the press to be told that our 500kgs only weighed 440kgs on their scales, it started to rain again. After an hour waiting for the people in front of us to bottle their oil we were ON! We ended up with 83 litres of oil.

Dave trys the hard stuff

Dave trys the hard stuff

There are a few more pictures here

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