Wednesday, 14 March 2012

12 Mar 2012 – Lleus to Olta

Ideal walking weather as eleven of us met at Lleus for the walk to Olta.   Sue was leading the walk, but its so long since she last did it that she had to do a recce earlier in the week to confirm the route.
Last time we walked on Olta was following a spell of heavy rain, and the chalky path had turned to thick mud.  Today it was so dry it was like walking on sand.

We were impressed to find this van with an advert for farm refits parked alongside this ruin of a finca.   No sign of any workmen, but a clever place to park your car.
And it was certainly a finca with a view.

This is a popular walking area for both locals and tourists from Benidorm and Calpe, but today we had it pretty much to ourselves.

 Lunch was at the very impressive picnic site.  We are not used to tables and chairs, let along flush toilets and running water.  

And, best of all, the site comes complete with this view of Calpe.

This is a lovely walk with constantly changing views of the surrounding coast and mountains.  And, unusual for our walks, the track is so good that you can look around and enjoy the views without having to worry about tripping.
My camera does not do justice to the coastal views, with Benidorm in the coastal haze.
Barry was quick to get his camera out when he saw this impressive Giant Orchard
And, just for Rosemary, a close up of the same.   Its ironic that we found this one just the week after she and David returned to UK for a short visit.
There is no bar in Lleus, so we had arranged to have a snack in the church square after the walk.   Jackie and Mike came well prepared….
……the rest of us had to make do with a hard wall.   Pat samples Jan’s bread pudding

Monday 19 March

Sylvia and Ken will lead next week’s walk around Segaria.   Meet at the car park in the centre of  Beniarbeig at 0945 and travel in convoy to the start of the walk.

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