Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

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Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by Geoff » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:23 am

This is a variant on an old faithful, but with a new steepish and longish uphill climb. We have yet to check it out ourselves since we were shown it, so we shouldn't get (too) lost , so be aware that part of the walk is a recce!

Degree of difficulty ( scale 1 to 5 ) : 3, energetic......now 3.5 or almost 4 , but only for 50 yards!

Duration : about 2.5 hours

Directions:From CVO, go over Silves bridge and right on N124 for about 4.9kms, driving past 2 cafes, one called " Casa de Pasta a Norinha" and one " Taberna da Norinha" , both on the left hand side of the road.

Turn left at a sign saying " Pedreira , Pinheiro e Garrado" and drive 0.4kms : turn left and meet at Cafe Retiro dos Pescadores. Please do not park right in front of the cafe : there is limited parking on the opposite side of the road,but best to park after you turn off the N124 but before you actually turn left.

NB Do NOT turn left on N124 at the earlier sign saying just " Pinheiro e Garrado" , which is before the 2 cafes.

Co-ordinates; N37.214343, W8.394780

Start :1000.

Wear stout trainers/walking boots....a walking pole would be useful. 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 0830 that morning, 0900 at the latest.

All walks at your own risk.
There is no charge.
Please indicate below if you are intending to come, as numbers may have to be limited.

We will not be organising any lunch, but can recommend local restaurants. The cafe should be open for a pre-walk coffee and post walk beer!

Any questions, please ask or ring 282 380015, before 0900 or after 6pm but not before 15 May.

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by Lowthian » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:40 pm

Count us in please Geoff.
Colin & Sharon.

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by h&l » Tue May 01, 2018 2:31 pm

Please count us in Geoff - Lynne & Hans

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by Geoff » Tue May 08, 2018 9:26 am

.....and a friend of Wendy's, Mike Almond, a new walker....and Graham & Ruth and possibly his brother & wife.

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by Grahamandruth » Sun May 13, 2018 11:16 am

Hi Geoff- we have registered now !
Only Ruth and I on this walk to join you as my brother and his wife now not able to come to Carvoeiro.
Thanks
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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by walker555 » Sun May 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Hello Geoff & Sue.

Could you please add myself and Marian.

Cheers.

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by Lowthian » Mon May 14, 2018 7:12 pm

Hi Geoff, please add Paul Webb. He's getting a lift with us.
Thanks Colin.

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by MikeAlmond » Wed May 16, 2018 11:30 am

Just testing this to see if my registration works ok. Looking forward to the walk on the 24th.

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by Lowthian » Mon May 21, 2018 3:26 pm

I would also like to add Beverly Holloway please Geoff.

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by Geoff » Thu May 24, 2018 8:16 am

Hi all

Weather update.....rain seems to have stopped, forecast is that there is some probability of rain this morning, but probably only showers.

So, walk is ON but please bring some rain gear!

Hope to see you all there

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Re: Walk thursday 24 May 2018 : Pescadores

Post by Geoff » Fri May 25, 2018 11:08 am

Who would have though that pouring rain at 0600 would be followed by blue skies and sunshine, with just a bit of breeze, when we let at 1015, due to some lingering over coffees.
The new part of the walk was a bit overgrown : must bring machete or secateurs next time!
However, everyone managed it Ok, even though the last 50 yards was quite steep. Consensus was that its a 3.5 or 4 grade!
I also managed to find the way back OK, so it can be considered a good recce, and another walk for the collection.

Bit longer at 2h 49m , but it just made the cold Sagres taste even better : 11.1km according to Lynne.

Her's the group at the top, with the Arade in the background:
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I think 6 went to the Norinho for what I suspect was a good lunch!.....and another 5€ for the ADL funds.

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