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Feb-2011

2000 Steps walk with Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers – 26th February 2011

As we are currently enjoying a 2 week break we are enjoying walking with various groups and friends. Today we joined a walk from Benimaurell, led by Geoff Ellis

We ascend quickly out of the village

Making our way up an ancient Mozarabic trail

After walking along the ridge we curve round to a broad track which takes us down to the start of the 2000 steps

On the course of the walk we see a number of different flowers

Including white Star of Bethlehem (shown below)

As well as a number of currently unknown types (will get the book out later!)

We then follow the steps down into the valley – enjoying great views

Then the hard work starts with a 45min uphill stint – but it’s good for the soul!

There were about 30 on the walk and Geoff did a great job of keeping everyone together (well more or less)

It was then onward and upward. These fantastic ancient tracks are a joy to walk on.

The last few steps and then off to the bar for a well earned drink! Thanks Geoff for a great walk.

Walking for the day wasn’t over yet for us though – one of the rules of walking with the CBMW’s is that dogs have to be kept on leads at the back and as our dod Charlie hates leads and loves being at the front, he is not able to join us. So when we get back it’s straight out on our daily walk.

At least we are able to catch up on the flower and plant situation.  A slightly different Euphorbia (Pyramid variety) has just come to the fore

Wild Asparagus has just started to shoot

And we take time out to admire the most wonderful Sawfly Orchid which is an endangered species

Thanks Charlie – it was worth the extra 45 mins!

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