Tuesday, 20 December 2011

19 Dec 2011 - Lleus to Pinos

Sunny clear morning as we met at Lleus.   There should have been eight of us, but Mike and Jackie were late.   Peter waited for them, whilst the rest of us set off across country to Pinos.
It was not long before Peter, Mike and Jackie caught up with us, and we stopped for another photo opportunity.
We soon got our first view of Pinos, with Bernia in the background.   It looks quite close, but we did a detour along a dry riverbed, which added an hour to the walk.
Then a short, but quite steep, climb up from the riverbed to the village.
When we were last here they were renovating the church and square, and they have made a great job of it.
The square is a real suntrap, and in the summer we have to find shade to have lunch.  But today was just right to sit and enjoy the winter sun.
A local painter has opened a business in this lovely house beside the church.   Local groups also use it as a meeting place. 
Me and Barry soaking up the sun and minding our own business.  Not a bad way to pass half an hour or so.
Then it was downhill back towards Lleus

Throughout the walk back we had extensive views of the coast, Olta and Calpe Ifach.

Next Walk

The first walk of the New Year will be Smugglers Cove.   Meet at the main car park in Moraira (where they hold the weekly market) at 10am on 2 January.

Jan and I will have to miss that one.   But we hope to see you all for the second walk, which will be Pinos to Bernia.   Meet at the usual parking place, just after the first bridge after passing through Pinos.   Start at the usual time of 10am on 9 January.

Best wishes from Jan and I to all our blog readers for a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. 

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