Wednesday, 30 January 2013

28 Jan 2013 – Segaria

Jan is still unable to walk due to her broken wrist, but I joined the group for today’s circular Segaria walk.   
The walk starts with a steep climb, and we soon passed a goat herder and his dog 
Watching the goats was a good excuse to have a short break 
The highlight of this walk is the constantly changing views as you walk around the hill.
  We eventually reached the top and stopped for a short break.   Though sunny there was a cold wind and it was too uncomfortable to have lunch here.
Most unusual to see Peter sitting and taking it easy, he is usually off exploring whilst the rest of us take a break.
Most of the path is difficult, and requires close attention to where you put your feet.  But this section allows time to look around and admire the view
Going downhill is every bit as difficult, and indeed more than one slipped and fell.  But fortunately no injuries today.
Almost at the end, and time for a short break before the final trek back to the cars and a well deserved drink in Beniarbeig.

4 February 2013
Next week Peter leads his “newish” Tarbena walk.   Meet at the Piscena in Parcent at 0930 to car share and reduce the number of cars.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

21 Jan 2013 – Pedreguer

This is a new walk, led by Pat, and is a circular walk visiting four fonts.   Jan and I had to miss the walk as she had an appointment at Denia hospital.   Thanks to David for these photos of what we missed.
At this time of year the hills are very colourful, and we were sorry to have missed such a good walk.
This is the only sort of walking Jan will be doing for the next four or five weeks. 

28 January 2013
Next week will be Segaria.    Meet at the car part in Beniarbeig at 0945 and drive to the start of the walk.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

14 Jan 2013 – Lleus to Pinos

Jan had been poorly with a bad cold all week and was uncertain whether to join today’s walk.   She decided to do so, and was in good company as most of the group were also suffering from cold symptoms.
After weeks of high temperatures it was quite cold today, but great for walking with the clear blue skies.
Pat selected a nice sun trap for our banana stop, and then had quite a job getting everyone walking again as it was so pleasant sitting in the sun
We were quite surprised that the almond blossoms were in bloom so early, obviously due to the unusually warm temperatures since New Year
This is quite an easy walk, and just as well as some of us were struggling with the few steep parts
We soon reached Pinos square and our lunch break.   We were joined by a local cat who was not at all shy once we got our sandwiches out.
Tom, Mike and Jackie seem fascinated by our four legged friend, and he seems fascinated by their sandwiches.
So far a very enjoyable walk, but it was about to go badly wrong.   Jan fell on the return journey and landed badly on her wrist.   She managed to finish the walk, but it was very painful.   We went to Denia hospital where an x-ray confirmed that she had broken two bones in her wrist.   It’s likely to take 4 to 6 weeks to mend, so no more Monday walks for Jan for a while.

21 January 2013
Next week will be a new Pedreguer walk, which Pat described as “four, or maybe five, fonts”.   Meet at the Ermita at 10am.