The Dehesa drops gently towards the ocean.
It moves from high mountain and twisted oak forest to this gentle scented wood of pine.
Here beneath the open canopy a rich greensward meets the intense blue of the Atlantic.
It is a rich and heady bouquet; ocean spray, resiny pine and warm earth.
The wild places are where the soul finds rest and respite from the angular and brute forces of modernity.
They are where we return home to the bosom of our wildness.
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