11
Jan-2012

Walking With Guests – New Year’s Eve 2011

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Our guests arrive on New Year’s Eve for a weeks walking and they come from all over the world to see in the New Year with us.

Sonya and Stephen have travelled all the way from Australia, Paula and Phil from the U.S.A.  Evelyn journeyed from Canada, Eszter and Sven flew in from Germany, Jim and Jane from England and Lynne from Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although our intrepid friends have travelled many thousands of miles they are keen to get walking in the sunshine, so within an hour of their arrival we are off on the Segaria. We walk from the village of Benemelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaining height towards the ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we reach the top there are great views over the rice fields in the Pego Valley. After the walk they return back to Carrascal and freshen up – then it’s an 8 course banquet, before seeing in the New Year with Cava and Lucky Grapes on the stroke of midnight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s January 1st and the weather is amazing – we are off on the Somo Circuit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cover about 16k including an extension to view the magnificent Arches formed by wind erosion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following day we walk the Caballo Verde – again in clear blue skies – as you can see our dogs Charlie and Ellie are pretty keen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is relaxed and enjoy the sunshine and great views

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 and it’s another wonderful day – today we walk straight from the Casa to Coll de Rates with great views of Parcent

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a good looking bunch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onward and upward towards the Coll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pausing at the Finca for a banana break with great views towards Montgo – before descending back into the village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5 is Valencia – our merry band of travellers experience the delights of this historic city with the amazing conrtasts of the modern architecture of the Science Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s January 5th and today it’s our coastal walk – the wonderful weather continues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock-hopping in the Barranca is always a favourite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then on to Moraira for a paddle in the sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We return to Parcent and watch the arrival of the Three Kings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are treated to a glimpse of Parcent’s wonderful church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last day and we head for the Bernia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a great walk with excellent views

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great way to finish a wonderful week – thanks to all our guests for making it a truly memorable week – and for coming so far!

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