Wednesday, 19 October 2016

17 October 2016 – Tormos to Campell

A good turnout for today’s walk, including Peter, Anne and Sue.  Almost a full house of the Monday Club
The weather has been changeable all week, but today was dry and quite humid
We passed a group of school children on their way to Isbert Dam, and there was a lot of excited hola and hello
David led the walk and, assisted by Pat, drove us hard before our first water stop
But the view when we did finally have a break made it all worth while
Sylvia demonstrates what a serious business it can be unwrapping a sweet
David treated us to a detour over the hill/mountain above Fontilles
We have not done this section for a long time, and for once it was easier than I remembered it
Most of it was on quite good tracks
Though there were, of course, the occasional scramble
And finally, again of course, a climb back up to the road
Most of us had a rest whilst Pat took a small group to visit the museum in Fontilles
Then it was uphill again towards Campell, past this impressive (if unnecessary) cairn
On the outskirts of Campell we stopped to fill up our flasks from the font
And to ponder this Brexit graffiti.   No one was sure exactly what it meant, but I gather it did not wish us Brits all the very best for the future
And then our picnic lunch at the church.  By now the sun had made an appearance and we had a longer than usual break
We also had more time than usual to admire the views down to Campell, Montgo and the coast
Having had an extended lunch break there were a few aching legs as we followed the deserted main road through Campell
We stopped to admire Jan’s favourite house.   It is a sort of poor man’s Gaudi.   The decorations are old cups and saucers cut to size to make this colourful display
And finally a last steep climb back to the car park, followed by a welcome drink in Orba

Monday 24 October 2016
Next week will be the Arches Walk from Castells.   Meet in the car park in the centre of the village at 10am.

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