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Account of Epic Walk for Charity
I would like to add my two centimos worth to the CUDECA fundraising activities mentioned recently.
I have just returned home from my fourth walk along the Camino de Santiago, this time on the Camino del Norte, along the north coast of Spain from the French border at Irun to Ferrol in the west and then along the Camino Ingles to Santiago de Compostela. I recorded 971 kms walked along the route from accommodation to accommodation, but I also covered many more kilometres walking around the various destinations after my arrival each day. Much of my walk hugged the coastline, occasionally trailing across beautiful deserted beaches, sometimes necessitating a ferry ride across an estuary, often high above the pounding waves on the edge of towering cliffs. There were magnificent views in all directions, with coast to the right and snow-topped mountain ranges to the left, but there was also a great deal of road walking on this camino, which was quite hard-going. And a great deal of elevation most days, particularly for the first week.
Between the two caminos Norte and Ingles, I sort of did my own thing and for several days followed really remote tracks and saw not another soul walking for five of the seven days I was ‘off piste’. I made it to the northern most tip of Spain at Estaca de Bares (seen in the accompanying photo) and pushed myself so far outside my comfort zone that I have almost forgotten where it used to be. I honestly didn’t know I had it in me to do something like this – it is amazing what we can do if we push ourselves a little.
I met some lovely people along the way of all ages, from all corners of the world and was delighted to meet up with some of them when I arrived in Santiago.
During the five weeks that I was away, my partner David has been raising sponsorship funds in support of CUDECA and Save the Children (all funds raised will be donated to the charities mentioned, I have funded my walk entirely myself). Our friends and neighbours are very generous and there have been many pulls on their heart-strings recently with the various charity fundraising events. I think David is a little disappointed that this year he hasn’t been able to raise as much sponsorship donations as in previous years, but he has done a sterling job and we currently have around 800 euros to share fairly evenly between our chosen charities. There may be more to come when I put an appeal in my blog.
Martin (swimming) Debi (cycling) and I (walking) have all challenged ourselves and are all striving to raise money for a very worthy local charity. My job is done and I would like to wish Martin and Debi great success and the amazing feeling of achievement that really pushing yourself can provide.
I have also received fantastic moral support via my blog from friends here and in the UK and from followers from all around the world that I have never met but who have taken the time to give encouragement and engage with me all along the route. I posted to my blog each day with many photographs of the areas I walked through, showcasing the wild flowers and beautiful, mostly well-cared for, animals I passed. Please take a look if you are interested, many have enjoyed reading about my adventure – during the five weeks I was away I received 55,000 views. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me and contributed to the fundraising.
Paintwork Advice Needed Please
Attention any kindly Decorating-Digamites!
Some weird grey chalky rings ( 2-3ins in diameter) have started to appear ( again) on the paintwork in our bedroom. They have congregated mainly on the ceiling above the bed head and on the wall at the same end.Oddly enough last year we were able to actually wipe them off ( we also painted over a few to see if that was more effective).Now they are back again. Is there anything we can do? We feel they are caused, in some way, by the atmosphere in the room rather than damp within the wall, hence being able to wipe them off.
Any help would be appreciated ( please do not recommend that me and the Missus stop breathing!)
I’m at : jon108 at hotmail dot co dot UK or reply to Digame, perhaps, to help other afflicted readers.
Would the person who inserted the text below,
please contact me as I am also interested in this period ie Thomas a Becket, Margret of York etc etc.
“I wish that I knew more about the late Mediaeval period. I’ve been immersed in the 12th century for so long because it is filled with very colorful characters: Empress Maude, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, Bernard of Clairvaux, Bernard de Ventadorn, Hildegarde of Bingen and so many more. Now I want to know more about the times of Richard III.”
Information- Airport Drive
Wednesday 8th June. Leaving Torrox Pueblo 0900. have seats for two more people, or – can meet someone at the airport.
Or are you going at this time and can take my wife who only has carry-on bag. regards Mike Lince. 651 735 055.
Services Needed –Attention to Dishwasher Fault
Please needs advice
My 1 year old dishwasher has problems
All the glasses come out white
I have tried everything
Can anyone repair this?
hburgt @ live.nl
We’d like to endorse Sarkis who posted yesterday.
He is strong, very hard working and reliable, well spoken and polite.
Very easy to have around, just gets on with the job and when finished
asks ‘what do you want me to do next?’
Big scale garden clearance, skip filling, painting, whatever.
Deserves a chance, few people we’ve encountered work so hard.
Call Sarkis on 665 34 55 28 or e-mail anasak07 @ yahoo.com
What’s On- CamaLeón in Concert
New Restaurant Serramar
c /. Juan Ramon Jimenez 14
Rincon de la Victoria
What’s On- Fitness Classes Sunday 5th June for Charity
On Sunday 5th June at Chili Leisure all class proceeds will be donated to Cudeca Cancer Hospice charity in support of the
Coast to Competa challenge on Monday 6th June.
This is an ideal opportunity to try our either Circuit Cross Training or Static Cycling/Spin classes whilst donating to charity!
The classes are Circuit Cross Training at 9am and Spin at 10.30am.
The classes will take place at bespoke outdoor gym in Competa. Fresh air and fitness!
Chili Leisure, Avenida Juan Pablo II No21, Competa (up near the Football Club). www.chilibandb.com
What’s on –Johnny Q’s Bar
To book your table now prizes available for 1st and last place, also raffle prizes to be won call 634124989 limited tables available
What’s on- Legends Bar, Torre del Mar
The Sunday Club starts this Sunday 5th June
Offering 2 for 1 on selected cocktails from 6pm onwards!
For more info, follow us on Facebook or
info @ legendsbar.es or call us on 952 54 00 80
What’s On at Bar Amalia Archez
Sunday lunch served from 1.30-5.00 pm.
Choice of Lamb, Beef or Chicken, with all the trimmings.
Feta and Spinach Quiche or Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew.
Specials – Pork Tenderloin with a Honey and Mustard Sauce or Chicken
cooked in Archez wine.
Choice of Homemade Puddings.
We now have the facility to accept Credit Cards
What’s on-. CINESUR – Thanks to Doug
Warcraft – Dir. Duncan Jones. With Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel. Sat – Sun 12:30, 16:45, 19:20. Weekdays 16:45, 19:20.
Alice Through The Looking Glass – Dir. James Bobin. With Jonny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter. Daily 19:00.
X Men: Apocalypse – Dir. Bryan Singer. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbinder. Sat – Sun 12:00, 16:10, 19:10. Mon – Thur 16:10, 19:10.
On Tuesday only, there will also be screenings of: Captain America: Civil War (15:45), The Jungle Book (15:45), Eyes In The Sky (21:30), The Witch (22:15).
Warcraft, Alice Through The Looking Glass and X Men: Apocalypse are on daily. Check website for timings.
Where To Invade Next – Dir. Michael Moore. Daily: 19:20.
The Man Who Knew Infinity – Dir. Matt Brown. With Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons. Daily: 21:30.
What’s on –This Sunday in Nerja – Music & Dancing !!!!
If you are looking for a fantastic place to enjoy some really good music,
come along and enjoy the musical talents of
The Bohemians (IL Divo Tribute)
who will be performing for your delight at
3pm, Sunday, 5th June at :
Bar El Varadero, Playa Playazo (The Old Boatyard Bar ) Nerja,
15€ Including Free
Hot & Cold
Advance Tickets On Sale Now At Bar El Varadero, ( see Paco.) or you can pay at the door on Sunday. (Numbers permitting)
Make some new memories & friends, enjoy Good Music, Good Food & Good Fun, Guaranteed……..
Or if you prefer,
Full À la carte menu available
and a new and exciting ‘ English Menu’ featuring ‘House Specials’
Enjoy a musical Sunday with us this Sunday and dance your shoes off !!!!
plus much, much more…………
See you there …….
Reservations and enquiries, ring Allen on 622 257 817
Books and Cards in Torrox Swap for Donation to Charity
We are still giving away books for a charity donation.
We have books in most European languages.
We are open three mornings a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We also have a large collection of unique greeting cards and old photographs.
The House of the Inquisition, Calle Baja, 38, Torrox pueblo.
For Sale – Nearly new cane type furniture
2 single seats and a double with off white cushions selling for a friend and all money to go to a local animal charity
collect from Torrox Park or can deliver for fuel cost
Wanted – Small Car
I am looking to buy a small, reliable, inexpensive car for limited mileage in Spain
Must be left hand drive and Spanish registration. Any make or model considered.
Please telephone 00 44 7715010987
Email – Rosie @ rosiemurray. com
Contact – gnerja2000 @ hot mail dot com
Caravan for Sale.
Swift Conqueror 570 year 2011.
A great deal at 15,250€
4 berth, immaculate condition fixed bed, large rear shower room fully fitted.
Many extras including motor mover, oyster auto seeking satellite system,
air con, solar panel on roof, central heating and hot water system, a roll out awning on side.
Fully fitted out including cutlery, crockery, bedding, fridge, gas cooker,
It’s ready to go!
Caravan waste container for sale.
Wanted Clothes for Los Amigos 21st July
I need a pair of RED Jimmy Choo shoe’s and a dress and a red wig
Closet poof , time to come out of the cupboard – I wanna do it in style 🙏🏻
For Sale –Atlantic challenge mountain bike
18 speed. 26 inch wheels. Iznate area. €45. Picture available
Call 644153712 or email email@example.com
Website for DigameXtra : www.digamextra.com
DigameXtra designed by Doctor Laptop at doctorlaptop @ gmx.com
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