Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

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Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by Lowthian » Tue May 07, 2019 1:43 pm

Colin and Sharon will lead this walk in the absence of Geoff and Sue.

Difficulty level 2 (scale of 1to5) with some short clambering in parts.

Walking along the coast from Albandeira to Benagil passing Praia da Marinha along the way. Then returning to Albandeira via tracks through trees, shrubs and open countryside.

Duration approximately 2 hours & 10 minutes. 7.2Km

Lunch. We haven't arranged a lunch but there is a small Pizza shack at Albandeira, which has recently re opened, serving large freshly made pizzas from €9 to €12 & cold beers. Note the shack doesn't open until 10:30.

Directions. From lagoa head east on the N125 towards Albufeira, turning right at the roundabout after the International School, following the signs for praias / Caramujeira. After 2.9km at the roundabout take the 2nd exit, follow the narrow lane, passing Suites Alba on your right, & park at the Albandeira car park.

GPS_ 37.0914684, -8.4002723
N 37°5'29.286" W 8°24'0.98"

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 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 07443337287
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Re: Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by Lowthian » Tue May 07, 2019 2:38 pm

Paul will join us

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Re: Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by MikeAlmond » Tue May 07, 2019 3:42 pm

Count me in please guys for walk and lunch.

Mike

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Re: Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by walker555 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:04 pm

Hello Colin & Sharon.

Please put Marian and Graeme down for walk & lunch.

Regards,

Graeme & Marian

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by dawnandjon » Thu May 09, 2019 10:21 am

Hi both, we will join you for walk and lunch. Jon & Dawn

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by h&l » Thu May 09, 2019 8:30 pm

count us in please ! Hans & Lynne

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by KBB » Fri May 10, 2019 10:48 am

Hi Colin and Sharon
Count in me and Caroline. Looking forward to it!
Karen

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by sue2215 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:51 pm

Hi,

Please count us in for the walk.

Sue & Steve

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by Saryan » Sun May 12, 2019 7:33 am

Hi I would like to join you for the walk but can't stay for lunch. Many thanks Susan

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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by Lowthian » Tue May 14, 2019 5:43 pm

Everyone arrived in good time, and 16 ramblers set off just before 10am. The weather was warm but not too hot thanks to the sea breeze. We walked along the coastal path enjoying sea views
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...passing a few sink holes on the way
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...whilst helping each other up and down the rocky terrain
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...passing Praia da Marinha
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...then stopping for a group photo with the Atlantic Ocean in the background
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...before arriving at Benagil for half time
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Then marching back along the limestone paths Image

...the group paused,..... while Jon practiced his robotic dancing and the leader checked his bearings :arrow:
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...we passed the occasional disused habitat
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arriving back at Albandeira for 12:00, 11 stayed for pizza & refreshments at the beach shack
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some shared one between two & some had a whole one all to their self :shock:
But I think everyone must have enjoyed it, because I wasn't offered any left overs Image

Then we all decided to go for a swim
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...but thought we'd give it a miss as we hadn't brought any towels, maybe next time.
Thanks to all for taking part, and hope to see you all again, soon, Colin.
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Re: Extra Walk Tuesday 14th May 2019 Albandeira to Benagil.

Post by Saryan » Tue May 14, 2019 6:29 pm

Hi Colin and Sharon many thanks for a lovely walk. If you're walking next week my husband John and friend Iggy would like to join you. John and I would like to join you for a walk the week of the 27th if you're going. Thanks again Susan

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