charity hiking

stephen

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well. today we stepped out for charity and walked 10 kilometres from san rafael to san antonio. the great and the good were assembled, the mayor of san antonio, the president of the island council, steve taylor, the builder, the man who drives the tourist train, the lady who made our curtains, the entire staff of es galliner bar in san jose, plus a myriad other familiar faces. our route took us through some lovely countryside, downhill all the way, through woods with wild mushrooms aplenty, fields with lambs and chickens, narrow paths, and cart tracks.
organised well, with the local police and guardia civil guiding us, we only got lost once, and civil protection 4wds ran on ahead to provide a welcome water station and sweet sticky bun halt about midway through the ten kms. it was a change for us all seeing some areas of the countryside we'd never seen before, and presumably a change for some of the little old ladies peering from behind chain fly screens who probably hadn't seen so many people, about 500 of us, since franco died.
everybody was waiting for us in san antonio, a stage with groups and music, a beer wagon, and a massive barbecue to feed the crowds, delicious it was too, though we didn't enjoy it to the full as we were booked into bel sito for a traditional british sunday lunch provided by the young people who do the carvery at the es vive hotel, the roast beef was divine, with all the trimmings ( including sprouts!!!!) and lashings of ginger beer. whoops, i meant wine and beer, and fellow hiker mary ann even brought along some deep heat for my sore knees.
now we need to put our feet up for a couple of weeks, so hasta luego!
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stephen

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apparently, at least 12000 euros was raised by the walkers, with more sponsorship money to be collected.
 

McRackin

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stephen said:
presumably a change for some of the little old ladies peering from behind chain fly screens who probably hadn't seen so many people, about 500 of us, since franco died
:lol: :lol: :lol:

 

McRackin

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stephen said:
we were booked into bel sito for a traditional british sunday lunch provided by the young people who do the carvery at the es vive hotel
chef dan faulkner has moved from es vive to bel sito :!:

 
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