Sunday, May 31, 2009

11 Mar 2009 - Granadella Recce

Another recce of the Combre del Sol to Granadella beach walk. This time in reverse, so that we could walk down the steep, winding hill. We started from the hipicia as usual, across to the mirador, up and over the ridge and down to the ruined tower for a break. Then along the coastal path to Granadella beach for lunch. Avoiding the baranco we climbed the hill to rejoin the path to Combre del Sol. All agreed it was a much better walk, particularly in the hotter months when the steep winding road can be a reall killer.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

9 Mar 2009 - Monday Club Orba Castle

This is the second time we have led this walk with the Monday Club from Parcent to Orba Castle.

This river was supposed to be dry!

Because of the water we had to use a difficult track up to Murla

Just after this group photo was taken, Anne had a bad fall as we walked through Murla. However she insisted on completing the walk

This was one of the largest groups for a long time

Orba Castle is the largest hill on the right

The road leading to the castle suddenly comes to an abrupt end

Sylvia, David and Rosemary

The "B Team" show their appreciation for their leader (me!)

Its not usually this crowded at the castle

Coming down is more difficult than going up

Everyone was ready for a short break in Murla

The water was cold and very welcome

This is the restraurant that was closed because the owner did not have the necessary authority to open. It is rumoured that he lost €1 million on the deal

This was the family home, which was gutted when they moved out

Pat and David share a joke

7 March 2009 - Col de Rates walk

One of our favourite walks is the Col de Rates, which we can see from our naya. The walk takes about 5 hours, and it graded by CBMW as Moderately Streneous.

Friday, May 29, 2009

4 Mar 2009 - CBMW Bernia Walk

This was a CBMW walk in Bernia which we had not done before. It was led by Val, and was followed by a menu del dia. We enjoyed the walk, which would be suitable for our Monday Club, but did not stay for the meal. However David and Rosemary did, and that is how we got the photographs.

2 Mar 2009 - Monday Club Finistrat Walk

For some time Pat had suggested a walk in the Finistrat area. We were less keen as it is a long drive, over an hour, from Parcent. Recently Pat and Sue did this walk with the CBMW, and agreed it would be a good one for the Monday Club.

Because it is so far it was agreed that we all meet at Teulada and share cars to Finistrat. This meant an even longer drive, about 90 minutes each way.

The weather was overcast when we left, and remained that way all day - except when it rained. The walk was longer than usual for the Monday Club, and combined with the journey it was a very long day. We left Parcent at 9am and returned at 6pm.