Twenty-five two legged walkers and two four legged walkers set off in glorious sunshine for our walk to and through the Parque de Montaña, which is just above Albatera. This walk was a bit more demanding than the previous one as there was a bit more up and down and some rougher tracks, but what the heck we live in the mountains and we got some great mountain views without getting too up close and personal with those huge lumps of rock! (Watch this space for such opportunities later in the season.)
The rougher ground did cause a couple of minor tumbles, or was it the animated talking and not looking where our feet were going… ermmm?
Several of us returned to Hondón de los Frailes and visited the Community Shop, which was having a Fiesta to celebrate 10 Years of raising funds for the Community, well done Sue!
Then we repaired to the pub for a drink and/or a snack (OK it was lunch for me!).
For those of you who knew that our cat, Biggles, was poorly on Friday, I regret to say that on Saturday morning I planted Biggles alongside his brother, who died just before Christmas. So now that the burials are over I can plant a tree on top of them.
Regards, Philip 🙂
(Ref 302) : The second walk for October will be on Friday, 31st October at 10.00. This one will still be quite easy, but, nonetheless, rather more demanding than the one scheduled for Thurs 23rd to help get us all back to walking fitness.
This will be almost entirely on unmade roads and tracks. There will be more ups and downs, but no significant overall height gain. The distance is about the same as the first walk (about 9Km), but it is a bit more strenuous, which should help to get us all back to some sort of hill walking fitness for the rest of the season.
♦ The Rendezvous (RV)
On Friday, 31st October, we will RV on the parking area at the 7Km milestone on the CV 873 Hondón de los Frailes to Albatera road, again in time to set off promptly at 10.00.
NOTE: As ever, please wear appropriate footwear and carry your own water supply, a first aid kit and, if appropriate, protective clothing.
INFO: The Mountain Park (Albatera), Virgen del Rosario, is located at the beginning of the foothills of the mountains, close to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary. Its location makes it an exceptional view of much of the Vega Baja. The Park has excellent facilities for the practice of various environmental activities, both in the Hall of Nature, as a center for environmental education and outdoor. The recreation area has the resources and infrastructure necessary to carry out recreation and leisure, surrounded by pine trees, native plants, a lazy river and a rockery where you can see different types of Mediterranean plants.