Hi All,

Off the Albatera road.

A couple of people have asked me to resend the details for the last walk of the season on 30th June and so please find these attached. Please do note that if you wish to take Sunday Lunch with the group you need to book directly with Bar 28 and advise them of your menu selections. Of course if you think the walk may be too much for you or the weather too hot this does not preclude you from joining the end of term party…!

Walk Sunday, 30th June 2013 (Moderate, mostly because it should be hot!) Depart 10.00 from Bar Veinte Ocho in HDLF.
The walk on Sunday, 30th of June will be the last walk of the first year of our walking group. We are not planning any walks in July and August, but intend to start walking again in September.
This is a circular walk taking in areas on both sides of the Albatera road, the CV-873, it will mostly be on unmade roads and tracks, but the first and last sections will be on tarmac. Departing Bar Veinte Ocho we will pass in front of the Ayuntamiento to ascend the road that runs parallel with the CV-873 and from there on up to the top of the ridge. From Jaime Barbudo’s mirador we will descend a little and then track across the flank of the hill to the CV-873 to cross it just above the 10Km post. From there we will do a bit more tracking across the hill before we ascend towards Monte Alto. Then down the northern slope of the ridge and out towards the top of Camino de los Serranos before taking a different track back along the ridge and down towards the Ermita and back to the centre of the village. All in all this will be about 10.7Km and with a height gain of some 406m. Some of the tracks will be single file and a bit to quite rough underfoot. I estimate about 3 hours for the walk, getting us back about 13.00 in time for a drink and, for those that want Sunday Lunch at 13.30, time to cool off a bit first.
I have chosen a Sunday for our last walk of the term and of the year, as it is the day that most people have indicated they can make. Thus, there is no opportunity for a Menu del Día, but Veinte Ocho do a Sunday Lunch and I attach a menu for that. To enable a, hopefully, large group to all eat at about the same time we will need to book and pre-order what we want to eat (This worked well for the Poppy Walk in April.). Also, to maximise everyone’s chance of being able to book in, you need to book directly with Veinte Ocho and when doing so tell them that you are with the Walking Group and give them your menu choices, contact details are at the bottom of the menu on the next page. That way they can progressively build a cooking and table plan as bookings come in. Please remember that other people may wish to book a Sunday Lunch, so it will be very much first come – first served as far as bookings go. So to avoid disappointment, get behind me in the queue as soon as you make up your mind to take lunch! Yes, I have already booked for Adele and me! 
Restaurante Veintiocho – 30th June 2013
3 courses, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee 14.50€
2 courses, including a glass of wine 10.50€
1 courses, including a glass of wine 8.50€
Children’s meal 1 course including a drink 5.50€
Children’s meal 2 courses including a drink 7.50€
Children’s meal 3 courses including drink 9.50€
Creamy mushroom soup
Pate served with chutney
Bread crumbed camembert served with tomato Jam
Roast Beef
Roast Leg of Lamb
Roast Pork
Served with Yorkshire Pudding,
seasonal vegetables & potatoes
Death by chocolate
Warm cherry Tart & cream
Warm coffee cake
Bread & butter pudding with custard
Thank you

Also, many of you will know Geoff Salter who walks with us; but, do you know that he is an expert wood carver, specialising in carvings of birds? We have just come from his exhibition in the new Cultural Centre in HDLF and it is fascinating, showing all of the stages of his artistic process through to the finished product.

If you would like to see Geoff’s work he will be in the Cultural Centre every day this week between 11.00 and 13.00 and again between 17.00 and 19.00 and he will be doing demonstrations of his carving techniques. I met many of our group there for the opening this morning