Adapt San Pedro

May Lunch

Our next lunch will be at Lilly’s restaurant, Pilar de la Horadada on the 17th May 2018. The cost is €11.50 person.

 

April Lunch

Our next menu del dia will be at Amador Restaurant, Pilar de la Horadada on 19th April 2018 at a cost of €10.50.

This small family run restaurant always has bags of atmosphere and is very popular with the local people.

February Walk

Our walk on Wednesday 23rd of February started at 10.30 am  from the Garruchal  Ridge  Black Rabbit restaurant. There were only five of us. The weather report was favourable, and the sky looked clear in the distance. Wrapped up warm against a cold wind. we set off.  Due to the cold we decide to do the walk in reverse to give some chance of any sun which may eventually show through. None of us had walked the route this way and it is amazing how different things looked.  We walked along the fossil road so named after the field of fossilised oyster shell which border the track, It was not long before we encountered our first sighting of this years deadly processional caterpillars. Our walk nearly finished here as we spent so much time watching them, Biology lesson over we pressed on.
We stopped for our compulsory banana break in an old roman quarry, using the cut out steps as seats. from the rear of El Valle golf resort, we climbed the valley side, surmount the ridge and descend into the next valley which was coloured with pink almond blossom. from the Almond fields we climbed into deeply cut landscape. A wrong turn took us along an official path, but after 15 minutes it was decided that the path was better left to mountain goats. Retracing our steps we quickly found  our correct path. The path eventually led us into the pine trees. By this time the temperature had risen enough for us to remove some layers of clothing. We stopped for lunch at 1.30pm basking in the sunshine.
The last leg back to our starting point took us past an old railway waggon used by shooting parties, before dropping down the valley side back to the main road.
There are no official statistics this month. but we covered about 14km.
Last month I forgot to mention that our 15km walk burned off 800 calories. Who needs weightwatchers!

Fighting the Gripe

14 people led by Christina Mena participated in this year’s carnival. The theme was ‘Fighting the Gripe” which was very apt, as this year we have had one of the worst outbreaks of flu. Fortunately the virus that  took part was not contagious. Adapt members are always proud to take part in this very traditional event.

 

 

Meson Los Caracoles 25th February 2018

This is a very popular restaurant with a good reputation for it´s  excellent food and atmosphere.
They don´t do  Menu del dia  on  Sundays  but they do a  Special  Menu  at  19,90 euros.  This is more than we usually pay but I can assure you that you will not be disappointed and it´s nice to treat ourselves occasionally.  The Special Menu is very varied with lots of choices and includes  3 courses with a bottle of wine for 2 people.
You can choose from the main menu, but you will have to take responsibility for your own bill.
DIRECTIONS.
From the Boat roundabout (or Lidl)   in San Pedro,   take the  N332  under the motorway bridge, carry on and then turn left into Pilar at the Carrefour roundabout.   Caracoles  is on the right hand corner at the 1st traffic lights.   As you approach you may want to park in one of the streets on the right  opposite the Asia chinese restaurant.
If you would like to join us or require further information, then please Email Enid directly by clicking here in the first instance.

Our January Walk

For this months walk, I sent out a weather warning. At the time, the days forecast was cold and windy, so I had advised that hats and gloves would be required.
Nine ADAPT members met on Wednesday 24th January at the Repsol services on the A30 Murcia pass. Our destination in a round about way, was the fortress at the head of the pass.
As it turned out the weather was great. Some people even turned up in shorts. For the rest of us who had turned up wearing long sleeved clothing, layers were slowly being stripped off for the first couple of kilometres.Walking in the direction of Murcia alongside the motorway for the first kilometre. We then took the tunnel to the other side of the road and skirted the northern side of the valley in the general direction of Corvera. After four kilometres at a height above sea level around 360 metres we started or climb to the top of the ridge, rising to 500 metres over the nest two kilometres. The views at the top were spectacular, but would be put into the shade by those later to be seen from the fortress.
When we had regained our breath and posed for photos, we continued on the top of the ridge, back in the direction of the pass. Arriving at the base of the fortress at 1,15pm we had our packed lunches, before the most intrepid set of for the fortress itself. The path is quite steep and involves some agile footwork. It certainly not a route to be taken when it is wet.
At the top we admired the views. Someone made the comment that it was worth the struggle to get to the top, but it would be a long time before they attempted the climb again.
Since my last visit, someone has set up a nativity scene in one of the fort walls together with a notebook, pen, and a box in which to put messages. The messages all seemed to follow the same theme, namely wishes for better health and wealth during 2018.
Descending necessitated some use of hands on the rocks, facing backwards and some decided that sitting down on the rock for extra support worked well.
Back with those who had declined the climb at 2.30pm, we made our way back into the valley,  and  arrived back at our cars at 3.15pm.
The total distance was 15.4 kilometres. taking four and three quarter hours. Maximum height 528 metres above sea level.

Bar Aquilino

 

What better way to spend an afternoon with Good Company, Good Food and plenty of Wine –  and all for €10.50 per person.

Our next ‘Menu del Dia’ will be on Thursday 15th February at Bar Aquilino, San Pedro del Pinatar.

If you have a SPECIAL birthday or anniversary please, let us know in advance.

All meals are pre-ordered to give us a better choice of menu and to keep the cost down. If you order meals and you are unable to attend then I am afraid you will still have to pay for them.

If you wish to join us or would like further information then please e-mail janetpierce888@gmail.com or telephone Terry on 620403449.

Cinderella

Jane Cronin’s adaptation of Cinderella was creative, funny and brought up-to-date with fairy godmother arriving on stage on a mobility scooter with her assistant bluebell. Cinderella lost her mobile phone instead of a slipper at the ball and her transport was a skate board.  The performance was interspersed with dancing, video and the all-important audience participation.

The pantomime is spoken in English and in Spanish and all three performances were sold out. It is a firm favourite with the Spanish community.

This year they raised 2290.00 euros for needy families in the San Pedro del Pinatar area.

Adapt elects a new President

On Saturday 2nd December at Adapt’s A annual General Meeting the members elected Reme Ruiz as President and Jim Brannigan as Treasurer. Vice President, Secretary and Charity Coordinator were re-elected for a further year.

Holiday shutdown

The last ADAPT metal detecting meeting will be Monday 18th December for the North and Friday 22nd December for the south. Nothing else to report except that it is very cold at 7.30am on the beach!!!!   Photo is of Poniente beach, Benidorm in November, quiet and lovely weather for detecting in the sea.