Thursday, 20 November 2014

17 November 2014 – Castells

Castells to the arch is always a popular walk, despite the fact that Castells is a long drive for many of the group.   For us it is less of a problem, we live closer than anyone else.   The drive is about  20 minutes .

It’s always about three degrees colder at Castells than in Parcent, and this week was no exception.   Despite jackets and jumpers the wind was quite biting.
A good brisk walk, and a gradual climb, brought us to our banana stop at the viewpoint
Because of the cold the pace was quite fast, so we were all ready for a short break
It is quite exposed at the view point, and there is not a lot of shelter from the wind
So it was not long before we were off again, with David leading the pack
When we did this walk in the past not everyone did the extension to the arch, but it was so cold today that no one wanted to wait at the alternative lunch site
The arch is pretty impressive, and there is a lot of space to have our picnic.  But it was very cold, and we had a shorter than normal break.
This is a particularly attractive area, and today it was also very colourful

24 November 2014
Meet at the main car park in Beniarbeig at  9.45, so that we can drive to the start of the Segaria walk.

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