Tuesday, 14 December 2010

13 Dec 2010 - Pinos-Bernia Circuit

 Despite a cloudy and overcast morning there were still 11 for today’s circular Pinos-Bernia walk.
 It was also quite cold, so Pat set a good pace for the first hour.   It was uphill from the start and we were glad to have an excuse to stop and admire this mother and son.
We were very quiet, as we did not want to frighten them
 But we need not have worried, they soon came over to make friends
Even in overcast weather like today, the scenery is still pretty impressive.
Our first stop was outside the Bernia Inn.   We were all ready for a short break, but it was too cold to stop for long
The next stage was a nice path along the side of Bernia, but the low cloud meant no views of the Bernia outline
Fortunately the wind had dropped by the time we reached the finca for lunch.
 We usually stop at this finca, as there is plenty of seating, even if it is a little hard
 After a hot drink and something to eat everyone felt much better
 The next stage was mostly downhill and much easier going than the morning part
And our final break at another finca.
This one is derelict, and it’s sad to see that it gets worse each time we visit.
By now the low cloud had cleared, and the sky was brighter, we could even see Bernia
Another steep climb brought us back to Pinos, and this house for sale provided an opportunity to stop and look
Finally a warm, or alcoholic, drink at El Peon de Pinos restaurant

Next Week
Eye of Montgo.   Meet at Las Brisas on the Jesus Probre to Javia road at 0950.

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