Monday, 1 March 2010

1 Mar 2010 - Font d'Aixa

This is a new walk, and a new area, for our group. However we had done a recce of this route a week earlier with David and Rosemary, who lead today's walk. The walk starts from Pedreguer and follows a well sign posted circular route to Font d’Axia.

The walk starts on a good path, but not for long. We soon leave the main path and head downhill …..

….but it is not long before we start climbing again

We started the climb in the shade, but we soon emerge into the sun with views of Pedreguer and the coast behind.

Having completed the first climb, and finding ourselves in an area well covered with almond blossoms, it seemed an ideal spot for yet another group photograph.

This area is particularly well supplied with both finger posts and yellow and white route indicators painted on rocks and even trees.

I took this photograph to illustrate the impressive mountain ranges, but also because it provided a good view of last Monday’s walk on El Cau. The mountain on the left is El Cau and Bernia behind.

We then follow this road for a short distance

Although we have only done a short climb, the views of the surrounding mountains give the impression we are actually much higher than we are.

You are never far from pine trees in this area

As we make our way downhill towards Font d’Axia we pass a small group of climbers.

We have a short break at Font d’Axia, but climb back uphill for lunch. The Font is a good place for lunch, but it is not much fun tackling a steep climb immediately after eating.

Having finished lunch it is off again, still uphill but not so steep now

We soon reach another view of the almond blossoms. Though a circular walk, we return on another path through the same area.

Yet another view of the ever present Montgo. Its hard to avoid a view of this striking mountain when walking in this part of Spain.

Just one more climb, and then it will be downhill back to the cars.

Everyone seemed to enjoy our first walk in this area, and I am sure we will be back again before very long.

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