There were eight of us for today’s walk. David and Rosemary are on a coach trip to Portugal. But Wendy was walking with us again. The morning was overcast, but none of us wanted to cancel another Monday walk.
On previous walks there were at least two or three donkey’s in this field, but today only one. They always seem pleased to have company, or perhaps they are just hoping to get fed.
Tom spotted this colourful collection of catterpillars. They were all on this small group of plants. There were other similar plants, but no catterpillars on them
It does not take much to distract our gallant band of walkers. In fact any excuse for an unofficial stop.
It did not take long for Pat to get us going again, and needless to say it was uphill again.
We usually have our banana stop at this abandoned finca, but today Pat insisted it was only a water stop. It was still good to have a break. Despite being overcast we were well warmed with the walk and had removed the first layer of clothing.
This is a particularly impressive section of the walk, as we follow the road alongside Bernia. We normally have our picnic at the end of this road, but not today. The new owner of the finca has closed the road and we had to push on to find an alternative location.
From here it is downhill most of the way back to the cars, but with a killer hill as we near Pinos. That was still a couple of hours away, and now we could just enjoy the easy walking with views of Bernia and to the coast.
Pat did find us a very suitable alternative picnic site. It is the first time we have had our lunch here, and we were pleased to see that there were plenty of suitable rocks to sit on. It was only when I saw this photo that I realised how overcast the day had become.
Pat took us on a detour to avoid the steep road climb to Pinos. It involved making our way through this overgrown river bed, followed by a steep climb up at the end. But it did avoid the steep road!
Monday 2 October 2015
Wendy has offered to lead a circular walk from Gata. It will include Tossal del Moro, but not Soldates. Meet at the correos car park in the centre of Gata at 10am.
Monday 2 October 2015
This walk was cancelled due to heavy rain
Monday 9 October 2015
Wendy will lead the same circular walk from Gata. It will include Tossal del Moro, but not Soldates. Meet at the correos car park in the centre of Gata at 10am.