Group walk - Mazo to Santo Cruz

Anyone wishing to walk a section of the GR130 as part of a guided group can do so this Sunday.

Meeting up at 08.30 hrs at the bus stop near the main post office on the harbour side in Santa Cruz, the group will go by coach to Mazo and make the 4 to 5 hour walk back along the GR130.  It is graded in difficulty as 'low' so suitable for most people and led by the organisation Caminantes de las BreƱas.  Ideally, you should ring 609 850 336 before 13.30 hrs today, Friday, and ask for Esther.   If not, just turn up and if there is space on the coach, I am sure they will take you.  There is a small cost which covers the coach journey and sports insurance - or just get a taxi and tack onto the back of the group.
Alternatively, if you can't make this walk, keep on eye on their blog - www.caminantesdelasbrenas.com - for future walks.  They are a brilliant crowd and we have done quite a few walks with them, including the GR130 from El Tablado to Santo Domingo and San Nicholas to the Faro below Fuencaliente.  On one walk, when the group was told to stop for a first break, we were surprised when a lady came along and offered apples from a sack to everyone.  It transpired that she had walked with the sack over her back for the last hour.  Not bad for a pensioner!
On the other walk, as we took the coach with the group to begin the walk, an elderly gentleman asked that we stop at a little shop en route.  We assumed he hadn't managed to organise a picnic for himself.  As he came out of the shop, there was a ripple of laughter when he came out clutching a bread roll, a small bottle of red wine and several fat cigars.  I commented quietly to David that if we did guided walks, I didn't think the drinking of alcohol was a practice to be encouraged. 
This man, an octogenarian, turned out to be the leader of the walk and the only complaint was that he went too fast for everybody ... of course, much of the time, with a cigar clamped in the corner of his mouth!

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