Wednesday, 26 November 2014

24 November 2014 – Segaria

Fifteen of us for today’s walk.   Including Dave and Sue who have a week off from their “day job” of running mountain walking holidays!
Segaria is pretty impressive, even close up.   It’s a long walk, and the paths are not the easiest 
We took a different route this time, with an easy start along the water channels
In the distance we spotted a goat herder, who looks more like a "goat herderess” (lady goat herder) in the close up
The grey skies were an improvement on the heavy rain forecast
It was not long before we started to climb......
----- and climb some more
We eventually reached a suitable spot for our well deserved banana break
We were soon off climbing again, with Sylvia setting a good pace
This part of the walk is very familiar, as it is part of our old favourite “Benimeli Aerials” walk
The views from the top are pretty impressive, but we did not stop to admire them
we had to tackle the steep descent to our lunch spot
On previous Segaria circuit this was a very steep climb
Today it was an equally steep descent, with Mike offering an arm to slow the uncontrolled run down.
What a perfect lunch spot, not only tables but seats also.  And we even had a musical bird in the nearby trees
It was a long walk back, and Sylvia was kind enough to provide an unexpected detour.   David claimed that the walk was only nine kilometres.   But it was a long six hours over one of the more difficult walks we have attempted

1 December 2014
Next week will be The Eye of Montgo.  Another climb, but much shorter than Segaria.   Meet at El Gaucho, on the Jesus Probre to Javea road.    Just past the bins on the right hand.   Meet at 10am and drive to the start of the walk.

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