Wednesday, 18 November 2015

16 November 2015 – Olta Summit

Fifteen of us today, including Jackie and Mike plus Ann and Peter, making it our largest group for quite a long time.   Excellent walking weather again, to make up for the less than perfect weather we have had more often than not since we started walking after the summer break.
After a short walk through the woods it was uphill on a less than perfect track
But Peter was ready with a helping hand for those who needed one
We joined the rest of the world in the one minute silence in memory of the victims of the terror attack on Paris last Friday, and Ken said a few appropriate words
After our climb it was a very pleasant walk along the wide track to the start of our second climb.  It is often muddy along this section, but despite the recent rain it was quite firm today.
And being such a good path we were able to look around and enjoy the excellent views.   It was a little hazy again today, which was not good for photographs, but the views were still pretty impressive.

We had our banana stop before we started the summit climb.   Thanks to David for this rare photo of the two of us together
Then it was up....
....and up....
....and up again....

We finally reached the summit where we had our lunch.   Although I am now told that this is not really the summit, it was quite enough for us.

The path down is not one of the best, and going down is always more difficult than going up.  But Peter and Mike found an alternative track, which was much easier than last time.
When we had an opportunity to look around, we had this spectacular view of Calpe and the Ifach

Monday 23 November 2015
Next week will be the circular walk from Castells de Castell via that very steep hill past the castle.   Meet at the car park in the village centre at 10am.

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