Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Norinha/Barragem/Lavada. CLOSED

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Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Norinha/Barragem/Lavada. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:15 am

Our last walk of the season, back in October.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF START POINT

Degree of difficulty ( scale 1 to 5 ) : 2 Moderate...some say borderline 2.5!

A steady incline through a forest, then a nice gentle downhill slope to the barragem and a flat walk back along the lavada. There is one stretch ( about 50m) along a narrow trail through some scrub, so you might prefer not to wear shorts...but I will be!

Duration : about 2 hours 45 mins.

Optional lunch The cafe has been tried and recommended : menu and size is limited but they do a good grilled meat or fish or prata de dia. Price is 8.5€ for chicken/pork/Carrapau/chicken with chick peas but 12.5€ for Dorada......but please note new lunch price policy at viewtopic.php?f=39&t=27800 so , as no one will have any change, cost will be 10€ for chicken/pork etc and 15€ for dorada. We will need to order before the walk.

Directions : drive from Carvoeiro to Silves, go over the bridge and turn right and follow the N124 for about 3.2 kms until you see Cafe Casa de Pasto a Norinho on your left : park in layby opposite.

GPS : 37°12'20.6"N, 8°24'38.0"W
37.2057131N 8.4116553,312W


Start : 10.00...but please be there by 0945 if you want a coffee and/or lunch as we have to order lunches before the walk.

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.

Any questions, please ask or ring 282 380015, before 0900 or after 6pm after 30 April .

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by KenC » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:29 am

Please include Sue and I for the walk. Thanks.

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by MikeAlmond » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Count me in please for walk and lunch as well, if others are lunching, please Geoff.

Mike

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by dawnandjon » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:35 pm

Hi Geoff, please include Dawn and Jon. Thanks Jon

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by Lowthian » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:40 pm

Please include Colin and Sharon for walk. We will go for lunch, if arranged on the day.

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by KBB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:40 pm

Hi Geoff
Count us in!
Looking forward to seeing it already.
Karen and Caroline

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by pinkypuffin » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:29 pm

Jen and ‘z’s no lunch 😁

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by walker555 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:57 pm

Thank you Geoff - please add Graeme and me to the list. Kind Regards Marian Lightfoot
We will be up for lunch if anyone else is going to one of the cafes recommended.

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by Isabel Varandas » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:15 am

Hi Geoff, Please put my name down for walk and lunch.
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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by KenC » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:05 pm

We will be bringing a friend, Paul, along for the walk. He come along to a couple last year.

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Pedreira/Barragem/Lavada

Post by Geoff » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:48 pm

Walk is now closed....but Su coming as well.....and Carol & Willie as there ferry back has been cancelled!

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Norinha/Barragem/Lavada. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Sun May 05, 2019 9:42 am

Please note revised start point.

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Norinha/Barragem/Lavada. CLOSED

Post by 28teacher » Sun May 05, 2019 11:05 am

Hi Geoff, thanks for the new info. re start place. If there's space can you put me down for lunch please, don't worry of not, see you there, Su x

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Norinha/Barragem/Lavada. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Sun May 05, 2019 3:58 pm

If there's space can you put me down for lunch please
...they'll be space...

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Re: Walk Tuesday 7 May 2019 : Norinha/Barragem/Lavada. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Tue May 07, 2019 6:05 pm

Well, everyone bar Graeme & Marian noted the change of start place, but they were only 5 mins late....but we did straggle rather a lot ; look closely and you will see 3 groups of walkers ( & that excludes the lead group!)...and it was FLAT:
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hence, instead of going on the barragem/lavada walk , decided it might be more prudent to just wander off into the hills and hope we didn't get lost....but what exactly is this?
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An early group photo by the pond :
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though Jen had gone ahead to entice Zac into the water, but he wasn't having any of it;
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though he did agree to pose amongst the flowers....
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2 h 35 mins, about 10.5km before back for a beer and lunch....19 walkers, 14 lunchers...
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Sharon had decided that white wine was preferable to vino tinto...

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and Willie didn't want to waste a blade....
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which gave Sharon the idea of saving the wine in the water bottle...
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We were able to give Su a grand total of 434€ for her Supporting Families Charity.....125€ from Linda & Russell walks, 15€ from Graham for the lunch he had at the Mira Rio, the balance from our CVO walks since october. Well done everyone.....a big advance on the 149.5€ for last year.
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This was our last walk of the season....thanks for your companionship, see you all again in October.

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