Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

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Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by Lowthian » Tue May 14, 2019 6:45 pm

Colin and Sharon will lead this walk.

Difficulty level 2 (scale of 1to5) Moderate

Walking around the Ilha do Rosario, with some wonderful views along the way. Starting off along the levada, by the confluence of the Arade and the Odelouca, then along lanes, with a detour part way up the hill, coming back down a track and returning to the levada.

Duration approximately 2 hours & 15 minutes. 9Km

Lunch: At Restaurante Mira Rio is optional, but will be 10€ to include a tip and a donation to Support for Families in the Algarve.
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Directions: from CVO drive to Silves , cross the bridge into Silves & turn left on the R124 towards Monchique/Portimao. After a little under 5 km you will see the Restaurante Mira Rio on your left after a sharpish right hand bend. Park at the restaurant.

GPS_ 37.1871441, -8.4876546
N 37°11'13.719" W 8°29'15.556"

Start time 10.00am

Wear stout trainers/walking boots....a walking pole would be useful. Drinking water and Sunhats hopefully recommended, but some wet weather gear might come in handy.

Please note that the walk will be cancelled of the weather is poor. I shall put a note on this website at about 08:30 that morning, 09:00 at the latest.

All walks at your own risk.
There is no charge for the walk.
Please indicate below if you are intending to come, and if you want lunch, as numbers will be limited to 20.

Any questions, please ask via pm, or ring 0044 7443337287.

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by sue2215 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:35 pm

Hi Colin & Sharon

Please count us in for both the walk & lunch.

Thanks Sue & Steve

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by MikeAlmond » Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 pm

Walk and lunch please.

Mike

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by Dafmie » Wed May 15, 2019 10:24 am

Hi Colin and Sharon

Mieke and David will be there for the walk and lunch.

Thanks

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by KBB » Wed May 15, 2019 2:29 pm

Hi,

Many thanks for a lovely walk (and pizza) yesterday!
Please count Karen and Caroline in for the walk on 21st but not lunch this time. Thanks.

Kind regards
Caroline

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by Lowthian » Wed May 15, 2019 3:24 pm

And Wendy for walk & lunch

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by walker555 » Wed May 15, 2019 5:23 pm

Hello Colin & Sharon,

Please add myself & Marian for walk and lunch.

Regards,

Graeme & Marian

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by Lowthian » Fri May 17, 2019 9:32 am

And John +2 for walk & lunch

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by Saryan » Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Thanks Colin

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 21st May 2019 Ilha do Rosario.

Post by Lowthian » Tue May 21, 2019 5:36 pm

The group of 14 assembled outside Mira Rio for morning coffee before setting off around the Ilha do Rosario in an anti clockwise direction at 10:10.
Although it was quite warm we enjoyed some shading from the vegitaton allong the levada, which was quite full.
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Eventually we arrived at the confluence of the Odelouca and the Arcade,
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....and took a short break, while Graham and Karen checked their headwear.
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After a short while we crossed the levada via a plank, but Graham didn't like the look of it, so demonstrated how to cross using an imaginary stepping stone!
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... but Wendy played it safe, opting to use the traditional method of plank & invisible handrails,
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We then proceeded along the track, and up past orange groves, before decending down a winding pathway which most had not used before, which looked like a good place for a group photo.
ImageFrom L to R Sharon & Wendy (top), Caroline & Karen (lower), Mieke, David, Sue, Steve, Mike, John, Graham, Iggy & John.

Arriving back at the Mira Rio for Prato do dia, which didn't include grilled Chicken, but 12 enjoyed the choice of mixed grill, pork chops, chicken in cerveja, or omelette.
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We all enjoyed the day having covered 9.5km in about 2hours 10 minutes, and we collected €20 for Support for families in the Algarve.
Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement, Colin & Sharon.

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