Tuesday, 20 November 2012

19 Nov 2012 – Javea Port

After a week of heavy rain it was decided to postpone our Bernia walk, despite a forecast of a sunny day today.   It was agreed that after so much rain it would not be much fun scrambling over the Bernia rocks.

As forecast it was bright and sunny when we met at Javea port, though the sea was quite choppy.
The walk starts with a steep climb up to the lighthouse, and we were pleased that the track was not too muddy or slippery.
At the first stop Pat told us all about an experienced Spanish walker who was drowned in a flash flood at Barranco Inferno last week.
By the time we reached the top of the hill we were all well warmed up, and the jackets and jumpers had been removed.

The views from here are some of the best of Javea and the surrounding area
 Another short walk and we stopped again – banana stop this time
 Then it was a level walk to the tower overlooking Denia.   Strangely the ground was much muddier here, and care was needed with slippery rocks hidden by the tall gorse.
As we neared the tower we came in sight of the abandoned urbanisation overlooked by Montgo.   These houses were started without permission and eventually had to be abandoned.   No doubt a lot of broken dreams left behind with the half finished buildings.
 Warm and sunny by the time we arrived at the tower........
 .......where we spent a pleasant half hour eating our lunch and enjoying the sea views.
 Then back to the windmills and down to Javea for a drink before making our way home.

26 November 2012  
Next Monday will be Soldates from Gata.   Meet at the Correos car park at 10am

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