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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Important changes to the blog please read

During the next few days, I will be changing the email associated with this blog to atrekinthesun@gmail.com.

So from that time, any new posts will be sent from that email address.
You may want to check that they have not gone into your spam folder.

Also for the Wednesday walking group, there will be no walk this week the 18th October due to prior commitments.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Wednesday Walk among the windmills of Sierra de Loja 11th October

This week we are doing an old walk backwards.
Starting from Charco del Negro we will follow the track wending our way up past the wind turbines to the boardwalk and Mirador.

Don't think Charco del Negro will look like this?


Then down to a track to return to our starting point via Cueva Hora.


The walk should take 2.5 to 3 hours and dogs must be kept on leads at all times as there are sheep around. Bring your own refreshment to enjoy at the Mirador as there are no bars up here.
Meet at 9:30 at Abades services on the A92 motorway near Loja to drive up to the start along a rough track.

Great turnout for the walk and lovely weather fantastic blue sky.
















Saturday, 30 September 2017

Scoobie and Max go on holiday

Max and I decided to go on holiday to Torre del Mar. As we are both under 10 years old we took some responsible adults with us (some may disagree with that).
We went for a lovely run along the beach and I would not go in the sea as usual Max wouldn't go in either because the waves were too big. After a little while, we came to an area of the beach which was just for us dogs. 




I enjoyed it and did some training, maybe going to Crufts next year. Max didn't seem interested in learning any new tricks, so he just stood around watching me, he didn't look bovvered to me. 

The rain in Spain falls mainly on us


The next day it was raining and we went for another walk this time in the rain which made a change from being in the hot sun. Later that night we had some treats, our carers had been out for a meal with friends and they brought back some ribs for us, yum yum, better than the usual dry dog food. 


We had a great holiday with plenty of exercise running along the beach and we even had some time for sunbathing. 

Manages a spot of sunbathing

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Experiencing the delights of Sintra

Sintra is a great place for sightseeing. It is very popular with tourists. We just visited there in September and it was still heaving with people. Parking is difficult we just had to leave our car at the side of the road on a narrow street. Sintra is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments which have made it a Unesco World Heritage site. Of the many former royal palaces, we decided to visit just one, Quinta da Regaleira, we waited for a bus to take us to the palace but after about 15 minutes decided to walk to it which only took 20 minutes. The buildings, gardens, and sculptures are all fantastic and well worth a visit. There is a lot of walking involved in seeing all of the attraction, we did the palace, gardens, and chapel. The gardens include tunnels leading to the Initiation Wells, or inverted towers, which are underground towers with stairs. I waited for ages to try to get a photo with no one on the stairs but it was impossible, so my photos have random people in them. It took us so long to get around the place that we had to have a sit-down and coffee before making our way back to the car.

























Our accommodation for our stay in Sintra was just outside the center at a guesthouse called 'Very Quiet Place'  where we had self-contained accommodation and is an ideal place to stay if your sightseeing in Sintra, Lisbon or just visiting beaches. After a tiring day sightseeing, it is great to have a dip in the pool with a nice glass of wine.

A 'very quiet place' to chill after a day sightseeing

Monday, 18 September 2017

Atrekinthesun are back from the long hot summer

We are back with some different walks. Most will take between 2 to 3 hours and will be easier than they used to be.
We are starting an easy one on tracks around Villanueva del Trabuco which will take about 2 hours. Meet at Bar Talillas to start the walk at 9:30. Dog-friendly but some parts on road. Please leave a comment on the blog post if you will be joining us. Think you will need to be signed into a google account to comment. If you don't have one, then use anonymous and say who you are. 
Sorry forgot to put the date, it is this Wednesday 20th September.