|On top of Sierra Helada with Benidorm behind|
Sunday we had guests, John, Carolyn and Jack the chocolate Labrador. They are a lovely couple who we have enjoyed spending time with on our last few visits here. They are grandparents to a six year old and are imminently to become grandparents to twin girls, to their son Jonathan and his childhood sweetheart Amy, who live in the village. As if this wasn't hard enough work, Jack is never left alone. We have tried to persuade them we could care for him for a day or two just to have a break before the babies arrive. Although Carolyn is keen John is taking some persuading. We did all have a lovely day though the clock change had done for us all, Elizabeth actually rang Carolyn and said we were ready early and if they were too... they were so thankfully they came early and we could all start on the nibbles, though Jack still didn't understand why they were so late taking him on his walk.
|Brian & Richard doing serious pool scraping and grouting|
Tuesday, a day off, so we headed up hill on foot, the car still being in the garage. Part road walk and part into the hills a good bit of cardio workout to stop Brian bleating. We did finally get the phone call that the car was ready, but only after dad and Elizabeth had gone in their separate directions to bridge. Can't get it Wednesday, the Day of the Dead, so everywhere is shut, so Thursday. It doesn't matter we didn't need it, you just feel lost without it!
|Walk from the house up the hills towards the Bernia (with helpful labels)|
|I call this art!|
|Approaching the Albir via ferrata|
|On her way up the via ferrata. Spot the hoops up to the left|
|Looking up the via ferrata. It is only a short route, but quite exciting. Note the outward leaning last part above Jackies head|
|Lunch on the summit of Sierra Helada|
|View from the summit of Sierra Helada, with helpful labels from me!|
|On the beach at Altea (with helpful labels from me) We were in search of an ice cream after our via ferrata and climb, but failed. Went back to the house and had a beer on the balcony instead|