Monday, 17 April 2017

17 April 2017 – Juvees de Alt

I had forgotten that it is Easter Monday, until we got to the car park in Benimaurell and found it much busier than usual.   Enough space for us to park, but many more cars than normal.
There were ten of us for today’s walk, which was led by David
It’s hard to believe that it is more than a year since we last did this walk, last February in fact.
Paid a visit to the deserted village, as we usually do.   Someone has been working on this village for the past  ten years at least, but does not seem to be making much progress.
Right from the start we met a lot of Spanish walkers, mostly young ones.
Apparently one of them commented on the “fit old people”, no doubt to them we looked too old to be out without our zimmer frames.
This is a long and exposed walk, and it made me realise that it is better to do this walk earlier in the year when it is not so hot.
Apart from a lot of Spanish, we also met with Dave and Sue and a group of their paying visitors doing the walk in the opposite direction.   This is their regular Monday walk and we often see them when we do it.
When we reached Venta del Collau, the rural restaurant, there were again many more cars than usual and parked all over the place.   Not sure whether they were all eating or out walking.
When we finished the walk we were also surprised to find that our regular bar in the village was closed on such a busy day.  

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