Friday, 15 December 2017

14 December 2017 – Lliber to Senija

12 of us for the last walk before the Christmas Break
Despite a weather forecast of 24c, it was cool enough for some to wear a jacket as we started the walk from Lliber
Not even the steep climb out of the village persuaded them to remove a layer
Although the climb did get the circulation going
It is a year since I got a satnav to record our walks and I still have mixed feelings about it
Nick is a great advocate for them, and a constant source of encouragement and advice
However I still find it more of a problem than a useful navigation tool
I know the walks quite well, so I do not want to have to use the satnav all of the time

I was hoping that I could use it to confirm location and direction, similar to a cairn
It should be possible to do so by using waypoints
You record them on the satnav where you would like a cairn

However when I tried to use them they were in the wrong place, or the wrong sequence
I may be the problem and just need more experience at using the satnav
However Nick thinks it may be a faulty satnav
Not sure I can be bothered to send it back for checking, but will have to decide before the guarantee runs out at Christmas
Being a smaller group we moved faster
We arrived at The Cross just after 12 noon, but everyone was happy to have an early lunch
On the way back to Lliber we met a Spanish lady taking her new pup for a walk
Despite the faster pace we did not arrive back in Lliber until 3pm, which was the normal time.
We had a drink in the square, wine not coffee to celebrate our last walk before Christmas

We had planned to bring a small portion of Stollen cake for all of the group to have with lunch, but were unable to get to Calpe to buy some.   Alijke offered to get the cake as we could not do so.
She brought a large box with about twice as many portions as necessary – but they were all gone by the time we left the bar
Excellent walk and a very good end of our 2017 Walking Season.
Distance – 11.5 km
Time – 5 hours
Ascent – 350 metres

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