Easy Walk to Campillo de Adentro
On Saturday December 10th, thirty walkers, accompanied by five dogs, assembled in the rambla opposite the church at La Azohia for the last easy walk of the year. One brave man wore shorts, and the rest of us debated whether or not we needed jackets until we were called to order for a prompt, well 11:06, start.
Ably led by Audrey, we took the left hand route up the rambla, then took the left hand turn which leads to the Pozo de Campillo ,or village well. During the refreshment stop there, Rhian told us some of the latest humanist news, including concerns about Northern Ireland´s abortion laws which breach the European convention on human rights, and the results of a recent Comres survey which showed that the vast majority of British Muslims do not support faith schools.
After this, a short walk took us to the Campillo de Adentro social centre, where preparations for the festive season were well under way, for coffee etc. The direct route from there took us back to La Azohia, and after the distribution of lemons, it was off to Isla Plana for lunch, where we were joined by several non walkers.
Easy Walking in November
The euro was at 1.16 to the pound, the sun was shining brightly and not a cloud in the sky. 32 intrepid walkers including 2 visitors from Los Alcazares as well as 5 dogs left the car park at La Colora restaurant for a 2 hour ( plus ) walk into the campo of Mazarron.
First down the asphalt road past the Club Hipico where a horse was going through its dressage routine but no sight of a carriage. Next past the desalination pumping station where water from the Bolnuevo works is distributed around the local area. Then out into the campo and walking tracks. Down past the herd of domesticated miniature wild bore or is that perhaps an oxymoron. They soon scuttled away from us to the shade and sanctuary of some trees in the distance.
Down again into the rambla where we had a stopping point under the trees for Rhian to give us an update from a BHA bulletin on the murders in Bangladesh of bloggers who were free thinkers, humanists or any one who blogged against the majority view. We did a quick plug for the next Discussion group on 3rd Dec at El Puente in La Majada where Martine will lead a discussion on a book entitled : The Possibility of an Island.
A final plug for the solstice meal and quiz on 21st December, then we were then back into the campo on the return leg of the walk.
The final point of interest was hectares and hectares of newly grafted mandarin trees and finally past the established apricot trees. 29 walkers and non walkers enjoyed a menu at Casa Colora.
Next Easy walk on 10th Dec in the area of Campillo de Adentro